Resistance band training.... Gary, IN
Sunday, August 02, 2015
Well, being on the road makes it very hard to get to a gym. They tend to get upset if you drive an 18 wheeler into the parking lot of a YMCA or planet fitness. Go figure. Anyway, it is an obstacle that needs a solution. How to strength train when you can't go to a gym?
Resistance bands. They are very portable. They take up very little space. They are cheap to buy. You can do a ton of different exercises with them. And, to my surprise, they can provide you an intense workout. I am still learning different exercises with them. Eventually, I will have a full 1 hour workout put together. Strength training was such an big part of my last marathon training.
Today, I did my first workout. I only used the skinny band to start with to see where I needed to be. I did not want to over do it. WOW! Most of the exercises were making my muscles burn. I could not even complete all the reps for the overhead triceps pull. The only exercise that I needed to add the heavier bands was the squats. It really surprised me how much a giant rubber band can work your muscles.
What did you do today?