Resistance band/loop workouts??

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10 x 3.5 minute drills alternating
  • 30 burpees
  • 120 band reps
My left knee don't let me fuck with burpees no more. I remember forcing myself to do them until I wretched a few times whenever I'd let myself get at all out of shape. It was my self imposed wakeup call
 

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did workout 2 today with the bands. It was arms, and it was awesome. It isnt some unique pump or anything, but it is about even with most any half hour I'd get at the gym, and they don't really weigh anything or take up any space. Was able to do the workout on the back porch on a really nice summer day, without having to do shit to prep for the workout.

So far so good. I think tomorrow is gonna be chest, and those band push-ups will be a motherfucker.
Wear a good solid shirt...
 
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A 400m run then. Something to jack your heart rate up..
Yea. I've been trying to get a good run in first to spike my heart rate. Because I've been a real piece of shit during quarantine, that takes some slightly above light jogging now, which is equal parts embarrassing and convenient.
 
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They feel pretty different than dumbells. Much more difficult keeping them steady, and a lot more flexibility in adjusting, mid set
Depends on the dumbbells. I got the powerblocks. Changing weight takes less than a second. I bought them because they were the only thing in stock thinking I would hate them but now that I'm used to them I dig it.

I've personally never loved bands but plenty of people get good results with them so if you like them and they work then that's great. It sucks trying to stay in shape with all the gyms closed and anyone that sells gear sold out.

I still recommend getting yourself some sandbags. Sand is cheap and you can get really legit workouts in with them. After this all blows over you can either keep using them or empty then out and store them away easily for another rainy day.

I've gotten new gains. They've challenged me in ways barbells and dumbbells never did. I'll be making them a part of my regular routine even after this is all over with
 
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Depends on the dumbbells. I got the powerblocks. Changing weight takes less than a second. I bought them because they were the only thing in stock thinking I would hate them but now that I'm used to them I dig it.

I've personally never loved bands but plenty of people get good results with them so if you like them and they work then that's great. It sucks trying to stay in shape with all the gyms closed and anyone that sells gear sold out.

I still recommend getting yourself some sandbags. Sand is cheap and you can get really legit workouts in with them. After this all blows over you can either keep using them or empty then out and store them away easily for another rainy day.

I've gotten new gains. They've challenged me in ways barbells and dumbbells never did. I'll be making them a part of my regular routine even after this is all over with
I hear that. I have a small bow flex adjustable that drops from 20 down to 2.5 lbs. They've always been great for really obliterating a muscle group after I've moved down from 65lbs 45lbs 35lbs.

I guess I'm going through kind of the same experience with these bands that you did with the sandbags. Which is to say that I think they will push me to challenge myself in new ways. I was doing tricep pull downs using the door anchor and it was so much like being back in the gym.
 

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If you already have dumbbells I can't imagine anything that bands would do better. If you wanna switch things up get some sandbags instead. I've actually made new gains because my body wasn't used to them

They are far superior if you are picking up in age and don't want those niggling injuries and pains you start to get. I love mine. Looking forward to hitting the gym again and I like my dumbell sets just to change things up, but resistance bands are something I go to far more often.
 
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They are far superior if you are picking up in age and don't want those niggling injuries and pains you start to get. I love mine. Looking forward to hitting the gym again and I like my dumbell sets just to change things up, but resistance bands are something I go to far more often.
I'm with you there. Even before the gyms closed, I was starting to do more and more cables. I was maintaining perfectly, and I'd add in a day of dumbells when I felt myself getting lazy on a muscle group. I'm not old old, but the Army took its toll on me, and now that's a toll it seems I finally really have to pay.

I look forward to getting back into a gym, but I'm pretty excited about being able to bring my workouts with me everywhere. I'm absolutely gonna end up turning into that dickhead and goes and does a set in another room while I'm at a fucking baby shower or something
 

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They are far superior if you are picking up in age.
They are good for the elderly as any type of resistance training helps with bone density which can be an issue in later years. They are also less intimidating than iron for a lot of people.

Light dumb bells can be useful though as they help with balance, which too is important for the oldies.
 
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So the back muscle soreness is pretty minimal, two days after the workout. I can do better, but im glad that I can feel the soreness very specifically within the muscle groups.

Triceps feel wiped the fuck OUT the next day. Been too long since I worked arms like this. Biceps feel good. A bit sore, but next time I'll definitely add in some drop sets of curls, using the door anchor.

Flipping a coin between shoulders and chest today.