Welcome to another quarantine edition of the blog here! I hope you’re all staying safe and inside. Remember, the sooner the curve flattens, the sooner those gyms open back up. In the meantime, here’s a brand new workout designed by yours truly, consisting entirely of resistance bands. But before I show you this routine, here’s a brief synopsis on why resistance bands are such a great tool when it comes to any style of training:
- Constant Tension – Not only do resistance bands create external tension in the same manner that barbells, dumbbells and cables do, but the tension remains throughout any exercise you perform. That alone makes resistance bands equally as beneficial in building muscle and strength!
- Convenience – even the thickest, heaviest band on the market is still small enough to put in your travel bag and perform a brief on-the-go workout if you’re away from home or your gym. And of course, you can easily take them with you to your gym and use to perform some prehab exercises before your workout officially begins.
- Cost Effective – compared to dumbbells, resistance bands are very affordable, especially if you’re either on a budget or simply don’t have the space in your home for a gym of your own.
And now for the workout itself. This’ll be a full body routine, of which I’m a huge fan. And much like my beginner bodyweight/resistance hybrid program, this will be comprised of mostly compound movements in order to stimulate all major muscle groups. This is a circuit in which you’ll perform each exercise one after another, without any breaks. You’ll hit as many reps as you can within a minute before jumping straight to the next exercise. This is a great way to build up your endurance and your work capacity, both of which are crucial to your ability to recover from more brutal workouts.
- Good Mornings
- Pull Aparts
- Planks *
* Bands not required for Planks.
This circuit can be performed any time throughout the day, especially if you want to break the monotony of sitting at your laptop all day. If you want a challenge, however, try to repeat this circuit two times after a few minutes rest. I recommend mini bands strictly for the sake of keeping the flow of the circuit consistent throughout, although you’re more than welcome to use a light band for greater tension if you wish.
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