Outdoor Training with sports equipment

Outdoor Training with sports equipment

Amid the recent COVID-19 outbreak, I’ve shared some home exercise videos to social media over the past few days. As long time readers will attest, I’ve been an advocate of home-based/low-tech workouts for the past 20+ years. With that in mind, I’m happy to share what’s worked well for me. Two examples include resistance bands and furniture sliders. Both are relatively inexpensive and quite useful for home training and/or when traveling.

Resistance Band Training
First, you’ll find a video demonstration of several resistance band exercises. Throughout the video, I am using 41-inch bands from Iron Woody Fitness. I’ve had the same set of bands for many years and haven’t had any problems. There are other reputable suppliers though so be sure to shop around. For example, a quick search of Amazon will provide additional options (ex. Serious Steel). I wouldn’t expect to find too much of a difference between the more popular brands.

As for the handle used within the video, it’s a homemade tool that I first discussed in 2011 (see here). I also use 2-inch PVC pipe for seated rows and tricep pushdowns.

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