The best way to keep weight lifting a part of your weekly workout and avoid constantly beating up your body is to combine bands with weightsI have talked a lot over the years about the importance and benefits of training with a Variable or Ascending "Band" resistance vs always training with a constant free weight resistance. As a 50+ guy, I have found that combining bands with weights is by far the best way to keep some weight lifting into your weekly routine without beating up the joints or placing the body at a higher potential for overuse injuries. The key is learning how to safely apply bands to specific exercises and, in turn, optimize each exercise.
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Here are 10 attached band exercises to consider
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Variable resistance training is not just for athletes or power-liftersVery often when trainers or coaches talk about training with variable resistance they do so with athletes or highly-skilled strength training individuals in mind. Combining band resistance with free weight resistance, which is referred to as variable resistance training, is an effective way for anyone to strength train who doesn't want to overload the body and related joints with heavy weight. Plus, when combining free weights and bands, it allows muscles to be challenged through the entire range of motion utilizing different repetition speeds. This, in turn, recruits fast twitch muscle fibers. Both of these benefits can not be achieved when separately training with bands or free weights.
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As a guy who goes to a gym pretty regularly, some things never change.It doesn’t matter what gym it is. You see people lying on their backs performing 100’s of sit-ups, crunches, trunk twists, and goofy windshield wipers. ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP!!! They don’t create usable abs. Also, they've been proven to age your body, specifically your lower back.