You don’t need to go splashing out on adjustable dumbbells and a pull-up bar in order to get a decent party going at home. Resistance bands can be used to pile tons of stress across all major muscles, and they don’t take up any space.
There’s going to be a lot of clutter left in households once the gyms eventually reopen and people no longer have any use for whatever workout equipment they managed to hoard in a hurry. Fortunately, there’s going to be no such issue with bands, because they still work in ways dumbbells can’t. So when the apocalypse ends, they can go straight in the gym bag.
Most of the exercises shown here over the next few weeks will be great additions to your gym workouts once business resumes. They can’t replace weights altogether, but they’ll definitely add some firepower.
A pack of four loop bands will be all you need, but you could also get away with buying the light and medium strength bands individually.
For the purposes of booty building, you can add a medium length glute band to the mix. Not the rubbery nonsense, they’ll lose half their elasticity after the first five reps, and can’t be trusted to stay in one piece across a session.
Beyond the bands, there’s not much else you need besides the freedom to swing your arms without hitting someone. So I hope you’re not cooped up with your extended family.
I’ll be filming several workouts over the next few days with help of my good friend who’s in the same situation as me. How do you continue down a diet without the heavy weights that force the body to retain muscle? This is where the rubber meets the road.