Pulling exercises should do more than just strengthen your mid back muscles. Not only does attached band pulling increase muscle size and strength, but it also creates several additional benefits that are not possible with machine or free weight pulling.
Contrast training using gravity dominated resistance with band resistance is one of the best ways to make traditional barbell strength training more joint friendly and ultimately better for the active aging guys.
As we age it becomes critical that we take more time to prepare our body for a workout. Primer band workouts are short 8 to 12 minute workouts using bands to optimally prepare the body for an upcoming workout.
The low back is positioned between the hips and mid-back. Understanding this anatomical position and how it relates to developing effective low back training strategies and programs is the key to keeping the most frequently injured region of the body feeling and moving great. Learn 5 Low Back Training Strategies using bands.
Spending about 2 minutes on each ankle prior to doing your hip and shoulder band stretching seems to be all that is needed to help maintain good ankle joint mobility. By building this into your band hip and shoulder stretching routine it makes it very easy to complete on a consistent basis.
After 22 years of treating physical therapy patients and 30 years of working with adult fitness enthusiasts, it has become very clear to me what you need to do within your workout routine to eliminate nagging joint pain and muscle stiffness.
A lot of fitness enthusiasts look at pulling secondary to training the chest and arms. The problem is this sets you up for injury and poor posture. Pulling is critical to keeping the total body performing well, looking great and moving freely. Learn more about how and why to incorporate more pulling into your workout.