Has Corona affected your gym work out routine? Peculiar as we are, Kenyans will always find a way out of any problem. Most of the fitness enthusiasts have turned footbridges and pedestrian walks as their gym and its refreshing to see so many people on the road jogging and working out
Decathlon Nairobi main objective is to make sports accessible to the many and today we would like to show you how resistance and cross training bands could help you in strengthening and stretching your muscles.Are you looking to increase muscle size and strength or do you want to stay in shape, did you know that you do not need dumbbells and weights to do that? Resistance bands serves the same purpose with more benefits, which include:
– Improved strength and athlete performance.
-Stabilization and core activation
-Less chance of getting injured( bands involve the lower amount of force on the joint which results to more stimulus being produced to the muscle hence reducing the chances of injury.
Below are five ways of how to use the resistance or cross training bands.
If you are looking for a quick way to get those pumps on your biceps,then try bands, they effectively give you instant gratification. NB: Avoid moving your elbow, try and focus on engaging your biceps to generate power through them.
2. DEAD LIFT
We know you miss the gym and most probably can not access barbells and weight, get yourself a resistance band of your choice and try dead-lift as shown in the video below.
-Keep your hips pushed backwards and your back flat. -Do not shrug when you stand up.
3. SHOULDER PRESS
Did you know that bands work on your muscle stabilization and strength which help reduce chances of getting injured. Shoulder press focuses on the upper body to generate the much needed effort to gain momentum.
4. SIDE LAT RISES
If you are looking to keep your shoulders in check, then try lat rise using bands. Rap the bands around one foot and pull the other end above shoulder height. Avoid bending your arm and keep the body straight.
Make your squats more challenging by using bands. They will help you achieve your desired goal much quicker.