For many of us, finding the time to work is extremely difficult. After all, between holding down a job or two, taking care of the kids, taking care of your spouse and coping with the needs of aging parents, finding an ideal way to workout consistently can be difficult.
This is why having a home gym can be such a good opportunity. No longer do you have to go to the gym, the gym is where you are, not vice versa.
But the convenience of a home gym does come with one drawback, the price.
What you see above is the set-up a friend of mine has. The Smith machine, elliptical machine and sets of dumbbells ranging from 5 lb. to 60 lb. cost him thousands.
But there is a better way to stock a home gym and do it with one piece of equipment that will perform about 95% of the exercises that you can do in the gym - resistance bands.
Owning a set of high-quality resistance bands is the equivalent of turning your living room into a gym. They offer terrific benefits for the person who is looking to get in shape or to maintain their conditioning without breaking the bank:
1) Because they are portable, you can bring the resistance bands with you anywhere, meaning that whether you are at home, at work or on vacation, you have no excuse not to get your workout in.
2) As I said, you can perform almost any exercise you do at the gym with resistance bands. This seems to be more important to women, who are often intimidated about going to a gym and trying to lift weights next to the bodybuilder types. For these women, getting a strength training workout in at home definitely helps.
3) Safety-for those that are new to working out the thought of exercising with heavy weights can not only be intimidating but also bring with it the dangers of hurting yourself through dropping the weights. With resistance bands, this concern and the need for spotters is eliminated.
In addition, a high quality set of resistance bands will cost you around $100, and there are more economical models out there. When you compare that with similar equipment, such as adjustable dumbbells, Power Blocks or the set up my friend has above, the economy and value that resistance bands offer make them the ideal choice to add to your home gym.
Combine your resistance bands with bodyweight exercises such as pushups and squats and you have a situation where you have created a mobile gym for yourself, going with you wherever you go, at a fraction of the price of other home equipment or gym memberships.
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