My first home gym was a squat rack, some machines and a bunch dumbbells. It emphasized heavy equipment, minimal floor space and focused on muscle not movement. It's no wonder I was stiff and inflexible. In 2005, at age 42, I decided Movement Not Muscle was how I wanted to train. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to stay strong and maintain as much muscle mass as I could but it became increasing more clear to me that if I was going to enjoy life to fullest, moving well with no joint pain and stiffness had to become priority #1. So I rebuilt my Home Gym into a Home Band Gym with the emphasis on getting mobile, functionally strong, metabolic fit and keeping my joints feeling good.
I just wanted to shoot you a quick note to say “Thank you!” In the midst of the chaos and quickly evolving situation with Coronavirus, many of my friends are stressing because they are scared to go to their local gyms to workout. This fear has not once entered my mind because of RBT. You have prepared me and so many others for being able to workout wherever we are. I won’t miss a workout due to not being able to go somewhere. This situation has also allowed the opportunity for me to share about you & RBT without falling on deaf ears or being dismissed as a fantastic workout option.
Thank you, Dave, for leading the charge!!
See you in the Band Gym, quarantined or not!
Beth M - Proud Band Gym Member
_____________________________________________No concern for damaging walls or floors. Weights, kettlebells and dumbbells leave a mark on carpet or wall. Constantly having to move them around is both a hassle and usually ends up damaging carpet or walls. Bands don't. Therefore you don't have to own your home to have a Band Gym in your home. Bands make all other exercise tools, including free weights, more versatile. Once you get your band gym setup and going, you will quickly discover how bands make other training tools better. For instance if you have a few DB's laying around, combining bands with light weight dumbbells creates an entirely new dimension to your home gym. Body weight exercises become a lot more fun and doable. Adding band resistance to simple body weight push-ups, pull-ups, squats, lunges, and planks can done quickly. However band assistance can also be applied to make these same exercises a "doable" exercise that you can now successfully perform with good quality. Bands train athletic performance as well as fitness. With the explosion of competitive recreation adult events like various runs, tough mudders, spartan races and year-round recreational challenges, it is important to many individuals to have a home gym that allows them to train performance not just fitness. Fortunately a bands variable resistance and non-gravity dependence, allows the aging athlete to train power, speed and 3 dimensional functional strength. Plus many of these same aging adult athletes have athletic children who want to improve speed, power and explosiveness.
Make sure that before you purchase bands, you check to see what training and teaching resources come with purchase. This will be very important, especially if you are new to band training. For example, at Resistancebandtraining.com all new customers are provide login credentials to their own private RBT Customer Portal. This portal provides them with unlimited training, teaching and workout resources that is continually updated to ensure information is the most current.
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Don't workout to just stay in shape and get strong. Implement RBT into your workouts to achieve athletic fit longevity.One of the biggest struggles people have as they age is not being able to move like they use to. By that I mean not having the range of motion, coordination, balance and mobility to perform actions they easily use to do. For many active aging men and women this can be frustrating. Unfortunately, working out using traditional exercise programs to just stay in shape is simply not going to help slow down father time's influences. Many people, me included, want to workout to stay athletic, both through appearance but far more in regards to how we move and feel. Interestingly, just focusing on maintaining a high level of strength is usually not the driving force behind achieving this athletic fit longevity goal. In other words, it requires more than just lifting weights. I am seeing something similar in today's professional athletes. Training programs are not designed to increase strength, explosiveness or power. Instead the veteran professional athlete is focused more on sustaining good mobility, agility, coordination and balance. Strength is important but not top priority anymore. As a result, they are not spending hours in the weight room lifting heavy weights. Instead they are implementing tools like resistance bands that keep muscles and tendons strong and flexible without beating them up. Plus, they are noticing a better transfer of their training onto field performance which is what is really creating this mind-shift in training. If it is working for professional athletes, why not for you!!
This world has a serious stiffness epidemic going on and it's not getting betterPeople spend very little time on flexibility and mobility training. As a result, their body is getting stiffer. As the body loses mobility and flexibility it loses the ability to move. This, in turn, eliminates specific activities from their daily routine due to the inability to do them or the risk of injury if they continue to attempt them.
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Combine bands and weights to get the best of both types of resistance.
RBT allows you to train speed and quickness which instantly goes after those fast twitch muscle fibers.
Adding bands to a simple total body exercise like burpees makes calories fly off your body.
Any bodybuilding muscle specific workout can be finished off with RBT.
RBT Core Finishers like this one should be a staple workout done 2 to 3 times per week.
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There are several high profile NFL athletes who are using Resistance Band Training (RBT) to keep their aging athletic bodies on the field playing the game.Guys like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have publicly stated that RBT is a key element in their year-round training program. Plus, if you watch any highlights from pre-season training camps or pre-game warm ups, you will frequently see resistance bands being used in various ways including flexibility, speed training, muscle activation and metabolic conditioning.
Push Friendly Contrast Training
3-D Butt Training
Using Running to Train Explosive Power
Why Bands Make You More Athletic
Lifting Weights is Fun … Looking, Feeling and Moving Great is AWESOME!!Over the past 2 decades since I have been primarily strength training with resistance bands, I have periodically slipped back into my free weight training mentality and returned to lifting weights only to quickly return back to band training. I often ask myself ... why band training?? While lifting weights I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it. However, when I began looking at the big picture and started listening to my body, it became very apparent. Lifting weights was not a long-term strength training solution if my goal was to stay committed to a fitness lifestyle that included looking, feeling and moving great while staying strong. Below are 9 reasons why I choose bands over weights.
You pull with your butt and push with your gut!!Now if you are sitting, you take the hips and glutes out of play unless you are pushing your feet into something which is often the case. If not, you will have a very difficult time pulling. The point is pulling does much more than just work your mid-back muscles. It trains your glutes to become stronger stabilizers, and it forces your abs to work to link your mid-back muscles with your hips. It’s not a coincidence that most mid-back muscles are hooked into your pelvis.
13 Band Pulling Variations
Getting Better with Bands is all about Looking, Feeling, and Moving Better
Why Horizontal Training is a Must
Partner Attached Band Training Upper Body Workout
Contrast Band Training Made Simple
Locomotion Training for Active Aging Adults
Assisted Band Training Workout Options
The more effective your warm up and more prepared you'll be to play, the more likely your body will perform well during the gameIt’s a very simple and proven concept. Why do people rarely apply this same concept to their workouts?? The better your body is prepared to workout, the better workout you will have. The problem is very few people understand why they should be warming up the body. So lets cover that issue first.
Assisted Mobility Lower Body Warm Up
Band Warm Up Versatility
Fat loss band training success is not about the tool but the effort you're willing to put behind the toolIt’s the programming, effort and willingness to push yourself to work hard that are the game changers. To get rid of unwanted fat will require hard work, workout consistency and the ability to adapt your training program to meet your specific needs or limitations. Fortunately the RBT Method and Quantum Bands can accommodate all of these.
Similar to the previous discussion we had about combining body weights with bands, the same can be said about combining free weights with band training. Like body weights, free weights also create a constant gravity dependent resistance as compared to a resistance band’s ascending non-gravity dependent resistance. Each of these unique types of resistance impact muscles differently. By combining bands and free weights, it causes the muscles to be loaded with a resistance throughout a full range of motion. This makes calorie expenditure increase dramatically.
In many cases, individuals that need to lose fat struggle with being able to lift their own body. As a result, adding in an external free weight resistance is not an option. Resistance bands provide an assisted body weight strength training option when simple exercises like squats, lunges, push ups or pull ups are not possible with full body weight. Assisted band training is also a great way to do low level, high volume body weight exercises for greater calorie expenditure.
Thunder Band Bootcamp Workout
Thunder Band Performance Workout
Athletic Speed Thunder Band Training
Heavy Sled Simulated Thunder Band Training