Indoor Training Ideas Come Easy with RBT
Do you dread having to start training indoors more due to weather?
It’s just so much more energizing to be able to throw on a pair of shorts and a tee-shirt vs. bundling up to go to the gym where it’s going to be crowded, stuffy and no Vitamin D.
Well, I can’t help you with the Vitamin D but I can provide you with tons of ideas on how to use Resistance Band Training at home. This will help eliminate having to go to the gym and going out in the cold while making your training fun, fresh and as challenging as you want to make it.
Indoor Training Ideas Anyone Can Implement
1. Short Burst Cardio Training
Who needs a treadmill?? Link two bands together and hook them to a bar or a door using a bus. Then, set up a couple of cones or floor markers. For 30 seconds, work on simple 3-step shuffle runs, then rest for 30 seconds between runs—complete 12 to 15 sets. Increase work time or decrease rest time as your fitness level improves.
See the video below on how to get started with band shuffling.
2. Burn Calories While Improving Agility and Balance
One of the most convenient ways to train agility and balance is using the 13-inch dynamic stabilizer. It takes minimal space and it trains what most people lose when they can’t get outside to train on their feet as much…hip stability.
Below are some great indoor training ideas using a 13-inch band.
3. Get Out of the Same Old Plane of Motion
Start training your body to move in different directions both with your strength program and with doing some 1-step movements. Not only will you find yourself working a lot harder than you thought, but it will really get your body ready to perform next spring when you step back outside.
Here is a way to get strength and speed combined into one workout – Speed Strength Training
4. Train Core and Strength Simultaneously
Going indoors means losing the unlimited space that comes with being outside. However, it also typically means you do a lot more cardio-based training vs. strength training, especially as it relates to developing your core.
I like to bring in more core-based strength training during my indoor training months. I specifically like doing this using off-set loading and horizontal vectors, something resistance band training can easily be setup to do. This simple training technique will provide you with several indoor training ideas.
This will get your brain heated up to do some off-set core training – Band Strength Training
5. Band Training with a Common at Home Accessory
Towels are a great band training accessory that everyone has. What makes a towel one of those awesome indoor training ideas? You can add to your resistance band training without worrying about damaging your bands or losing your grip.
Learn more about using this common item during training – Towel Band Training Options
Three Requirements Needed for Indoor Training Success
What are the 3 requirements needed to make sure these indoor training ideas actually work??
- Your patience and perseverance
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- Gradual increase in effort as movement skills improve