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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?
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    i was in the gym sweating out my 5k and 40 minute mixed up strength and stretch. I use my old tapes ( yep! Tapes) that I made for classes and they beat anything sold now... Rock and roll fitness. But Bands --- ugh ! Though I own some. Whatever works
    1480 days ago
    I used the bands daily during post transplant physical therapy because I couldn't lift a weight yet. Thinking of adding them back in. Today I went swimming & did water aerobics with my daughter after dinner & a movie.
    1483 days ago
    I love the bands too! Especially on the go!
    Keep up the good work!
    1483 days ago
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