Resistance bands can be a great substitute for a set of dumbbells or other weights. They are light, portable, a lot cheaper than regular weights, and don’t take up much room. I highly recommend that you add them to your home gym!
I recently had a client who travels a lot. He wanted me to put together a workout that he could do on the road and in his hotel room. This is what I put together for him.
I use the Bodylastics Resistance Bands because their design and construction make them among the best. A lot of resistance band varieties are a pain in the butt to switch out the weights and handles. Not so with these resistance bands. Bodylastics uses an ingenious carabiner clip that makes switching out the weights to the handles a “snap!”
In addition to being easy to switch the resistance, it’s also incredibly easy to switch the weights onto the various attachments like the ankle straps, and the door attachment.
This resistance band set also comes with a Velcro-closing bag that you can throw everything into and easily lug around. I keep mine in the trunk of my car so that I always have some kind of weight set nearby.
Resistance Band Workout
Here are the exercises demonstrated in this video:
- Squat Thrust Rotation – A rotational exercise that works shoulders, back, triceps, core, quadriceps, and glutes.
- Standing Curls – An arm exercise that targets the biceps and forearms.
- Overhead Triceps Extensions – An arm exercise that targets the triceps, shoulders, and forearms.
- Deadlift – A posterior exercise that strengthens the lower back and hamstrings.
- Lateral Raise – An exercise that works the shoulders and core.
- Seated Row – A pulling exercise that works the upper back and biceps.
- Chest Press – A pushing exercise that works the chest, shoulders, and triceps.
Make sure you use a tension strength that challenges you. Just like with regular weights, you should struggle to get the last few reps in good form.
Make sure to evenly balance out the weight so that you get equal resistance on each side of your body.