Resistance bands have quickly emerged as the most effective, versatile fitness equipment in the industry. SGX coaches use them in their fitness classes in place of traditional weights; physical therapists use them to add a variable of resistance to muscle activations while rehabbing injuries; and fitness enthusiasts use them to add either assistance or resistance to their most effective lifts.
Whether you’re adjusting to at-home workouts with little-to-no equipment, or you’re a frequent traveler with limited access to a traditional gym, resistance bands are the easiest and most cost-effective tool to keep with you in order to keep your fitness training consistent. They’re easy to bring with you wherever you go and they take up minimal room. Resistance bands come in a variety of strengths, allowing for individuals of all skill and strength levels a safe alternative to traditional weight equipment.
The SPARTAN Strength Bands: What Are They?
As opposed to weights and other traditional strength equipment, these resistance bands can be utilized to mimic exercises for every muscle group. Because of the variable resistance, they will engage the core, recruiting the full kinetic chain with each exercise. This turns a traditional singular muscle group exercise into a total body exercise. Essentially, your body will not be able to perform any movement with a resistance band, unless the core is activated. This helps to eliminate compensations and biomechanic imbalances.
In this six-part series, we are showing you how to target each specific muscle group with SPARTAN Strength Bands. You will target a different grouping of muscles each day. At the end of this series, you will be able to put together a full six-day training program.
The Strength Band Chest Workout
We started our SPARTAN Strength Bands workout with our Shoulders. Today, we are introducing the Resistance Bands into our chest work.
This workout involves replacing your dumbbells, cable columns, and other favorite weight equipment with the SPARTAN Strength Bands. You will need to be able to attach a Resistance Band into a door in order to complete this workout.
Push Up Press (3xFatigue) Mod: can be done on incline/ wall
Chest Press in Bench Bridge (3x8-12)
Single Arm High to Low Fly (3x8-12)
Single Arm Chest Press (3x8-12)
Single Arm Low to High Fly (3x8-12)
Wide Push Up Press (3xFatigue) Mod: can be done on incline/ wall