Dec 22, 2015 1:17:10 PM
Dec 22, 2015 12:41:09 PM
An assisted typewriter pull up with the help of RubberBanditz! The typewriter pull up is a great way to mix up your back routine and really challenge those back muscles. Start with some assistance to ease your way into the progression.Read More
Dec 22, 2015 12:34:39 PM
Dec 20, 2015 5:32:00 PM
Are you past regular push ups? Has your core and upper body gotten so strong that you need a new challenge? If that’s the case than we definitely have a challenge for you! Try out our workout band push up challenge exercise!
Now there are different ways to use your workout band when you do push ups, but today we are giving you the hardest and the most extreme one!
Prop your legs up on something high above you. We used a ledge, but go ahead and use a sofa, a chair, whatever works as long as it is sturdy.
Wrap the band under your palms and over your back
3. Push up into the push up and position and repeat until exhaustion
Dec 7, 2015 8:29:00 AM
So we’ve all seen Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” music video. And if somehow you were living under a rock or maybe just weren’t alive ten years ago, here is the footage of the sexy songstress.Read More
Nov 12, 2015 1:29:55 PM
I’m all about eating clean, but I always think there is no shame in splurging occasionally. While there is plenty deliciously yummy, healthy foods out there, every once in awhile you just need to have a scoop of ice cream or a few of your favorite chips. However, the problem is sticking to just a scoop or just a few. Having a small treat isn’t going to ring you up super high on the calorie meter, however the majority of us are eating way more than the recommended serving size. So while we look at the nutritional info and can live with the extra 100 or so calories of fat and sugar, we are likely getting way more as the portions we eat don’t match what the back of the box. That’s why today I’m compiling a list of all my favorite guilty foods to discuss the unhealthy reality when it comes to portion size. (Read More)Read More
Oct 14, 2015 2:16:34 PM
I love dips as much as anyone but also attest that dips can get monotonous if not spiced up. So why not throw some spice in your dip and make your arms and chest burn a little more?
This is a burnout technique meant to increase the amount of dips you can do in each set. If you can do a set of 5–15 unassisted dips, give yourself a pat on the back and then go grab a band.
This quick video will show you how to perform dip burnouts until muscle fatigue by adding incremental elastic assistance.
We advocate using at least two bands. The bands offer various assistance tiers; for example, you can do the first set with a heavy black band, the second set with a robust purple band, and finally the third consecutive set with both the heavy and robust band.
Dippity do-da dippity day my o’ my what a rubber band day.Read More
Oct 14, 2015 1:56:50 PM
People often ask how to optimize their workout for efficiency. One trick worth noting is the power of the push-pull combo.
What does this mean in practical terms?
First, we advocate the super-set training method. A super set is when you string multiple sets together to form one continuous set before resting. We advocate super-setting exercises that strengthen different muscle groups (such as pushups and pull ups). By combining multiple exercises that target different body parts prior to resting you do two things: (CONTINUED)Read More
Oct 11, 2015 11:52:12 PM
Now that we’re settling into fall weather, we get to stop paying crazy expensive air conditioning bills. Yay! Not so great, however, is with cooler temperatures and shorter days it’s easy to fall out of our healthy diet and exercise regimes. Here are 5 fattening fall fitness problems and ways you can get it around them.
1) Problem: Busy school year
It usually takes a month or so to get into full back in school mode. Now that we’ve been in school for a month you and/or your kids are back to doing homework and shuffling to extracurriculars. The more you and your family have to take care of, the less time there is to exercise.
Solution: Break up your workouts
If you’re juggling work, school, and extracurriculars, chances are you don’t have a block of time to devote to working out. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. Schedule a couple of workouts a week on your calendar that you can keep. On the days in between, break up your workouts instead. Use your Rubberbanditz resistance band while you’re waiting for food to cook or while you’re waiting for your kids to finish soccer practice.
2) Problem: Fall TV
Fall is when all the great shows you missed desperately come back after that annoyingly long summer hiatus. Now that your favorite shows are back on the air, they are a time commitment in and of itself.
Solution: Workout during the commercial breaks
Let’s be real, there is no way you’re going to miss that new episode of Scandal for a trip to the gym. To fit your workout in, make use of the commercial breaks. Do some jumping jacks, push ups, and of course use your resistance band. Bonus* this will save you from awkwardly channel surfing during the commercials.
3) Problem: Lack of Motivation
Good bye bathing suits and hello baggy sweaters! Everyone knows the pressure of looking good in a bathing suit, but when you can get away with loose sweaters there is way less pressure to be on top of your game
Solution: Go Shopping
When my little sister is tempted to be a couch potato she wears a tight T shirt. It reminds her to lay off the potato chips and do her intense pilates workouts. Use the change in weather as an excuse to vamp up your wardrobe and opt for a few pieces you know will inspire you to stay in shape.
PS Halloween is right around the corner, so you can always buy a sexy Halloween costume in advance.
4) Problem: Shorter/Colder Days
When it’s chilly and the sun’s going on down, it’s ridiculously hard to force yourself to go to the gym. Not to mention it’s not the safest to go for a walk/run/hike in the dark. Hm perfect excuse to stay home tonight. Helloooo fuzzy socks and kindred fires….
Try to use your lunch break for exercise. If you have thirty minutes, go for a walk around the block and then do some resisted squats and push-ups in your office. If you have an hour, you can fit in even more. That way you won’t be battling the climate later at night.
5) Problem: Lots of warm comfort foods
In the summer nothing’s better than fresh smoothies, but as the cold weather encroaches warm comfort foods and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes look mighty delicious.
Pick your own produce. Autumn is a great time for harvesting your own fruits and vegetables. You can pick your own apples, corn, and pumpkins for Halloween. Plus how perfect will you look on Instagram apple picking in your flannel.
Oct 6, 2015 1:32:34 AM
With the change of seasons, we get to switch from muggy heat to nice crisp winds. Its also time for beautiful, colorful leaves and nice baggy sweaters. But while there is plenty to love about autumn, one thing that’s not so great is flu season is vast approaching. While the chillier weather is inevitable, however, getting sick doesn’t have to be. Here are some ways to circumvent the flu this year:Read More