$20 and 20 minutes
I know what you must be thinking; this has to be sham! How on earth do I get a home gym with $20? where did I dig up this well kept secret? Experiences of course. I have been involved in health and wellness for almost 10 years now. I started as a college athlete in at a tiny division II School in Rockland County, NY. A master’s degree, 5 certifications, and a spur of the moment move to Las Vegas later, taught me a few things along the way. There has been a constant building theme I noticed over the years. Here it is! Do a lot with a little. Fitness as a life style choice for most people should be fun, quick, and convenient.
What does a dumbbell, machine, and medicine ball all have in common? You guessed it right, resistance! If we place a muscle under tension or stress for x amount time, repetitions, and sets (along with appropriate nutrition & rest) our muscles will grow. I have trained dozens of clients with various goals, starting points, and body types. By no means am I suggesting that you should cancel your gym membership nor am I stating that you can only achieve health and wellness from home with a trainer. I am merely educating you on what I know and I have proven; knowledge is the key to success. Knowing what to do and how to do it makes the difference.
Here’s what $20 gets you:
An interchangeable 5 band set on amazon.com, with free 2 day shipping if you are a prime member. The resistance of these bands ranges from 2lb to 30lb and can produce as much as 75lb of resistance when combined. Using resistance bands with clients in the home I have been able to do the following exercises: chest press, pec fly, upright row, squats, leg extensions, glute kick backs, bicep curls, triceps over head extensions, low row, face pulls, lat pull downs, and a few others that didn’t make the list. I have also utilized water bottles, towels, and pots into some of my own workouts at home.
So next time the weather sucks, you’re on vacation, your kids are home sick, or you just moved into a new place and you can’t drag yourself into the gym; remember you can have an entire home gym at your disposal for $20.
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