Have a Happy Fourth!

on 26.06.2012 / by Inez / Comments Off on Have a Happy Fourth! in From Inez

With the 4th of July right around the corner you are probably wondering how you are going to take your fitness on the road. Noworries – just make sure to pack your BANDS!

Resistance bands can be easily packed into your suitcase when traveling so you don’t have to worry about finding a gym or skipping your regular workout. You can even train in the comfort of your own room!  Bands offer a wide range of benefits from diversifying your workout to many rehabilitation needs.

Instructions On How to Pick the Right Band

1.Find bands based on their resistance. Bands are color coded based on the level of resistance, but all companies label and color code their bands differently. Read the packaging to make sure you find the right band resistance that you’re looking for.

2.Choose a variety of resistance levels for a complete workout. Beginners should start with lighter resistance bands, but can also use a harder band for to work different muscles.

3.Create an Exercise Plan (see below for a complete Dirty 30 Workout – sure to get you sore!)

4.Pick bands that are comfortable in your hands. Most bands have small, rubber or padded handles, but some are made of plastic or larger. Make sure the band feels comfortable in your hand while you stretch it before buying it.

5.Look for bands that won’t need replacement handles. If you choose a resistance band that has replacement handles available, you may want to buy them right away or you’ll be stuck looking for replacements later.

Dirty 30 Workout: Do 30 reps of each exercise below

Upright Rows, Squats, Bicep Curls, Lunges (15 on each leg) Dips, Push-ups, Step Ups (15 on each leg) & Mountain Climbers

For additional diagrams and instructions please reference this link- http://www.thera-band.com/UserFiles/File/Resistance_Band-Tubing_Instruction_Manual.pdf

Have a Happy Fourth!