Training at home has never been more important — and it’s never been easier! Sam Stauffer, Spartan’s Director of Training, is taking you through our inventory and explaining how to use each piece of equipment efficiently and effectively. Today’s piece of equipment: the Strength Band. To browse our collection in the Spartan store, click here, and make sure to check out our full workout database.
The Spartan Strength Band: What Is It?
The Strength Band is an absolute must-have in your training equipment arsenal. It is a lightweight, compact training tool that can virtually be taken anywhere. A Strength Band fills in the holes for any good training program, and is a great substitute for dumbbells or kettlebells. Strength Bands give you the benefit of resistance with limited risk. For anybody transitioning from bodyweight exercising to more strength-based modalities, Strength Bands are a good in-between, and offer a ton of versatility.
What It Can Do for You
One of the great things about Strength Bands is that, through the range of motion, you get different levels of resistance. For instance, with any pulling exercise, when the band is loose or has slack, there is little to no resistance. But as you pull, the resistance becomes stronger and stronger. This means you can simply make an exercise harder by standing farther from the anchor point. Strength Bands are also a great way to keep the core and grip engaged.
The Strength Band Pulling Workout
When it comes to at-home workouts, one of the hardest things to include is pulling exercises. For this workout, we’re doing all-things pulling. Furthermore, this workout does not require you to anchor your Strength Band to anything: All you need is a band and your body. Give this workout a shot to light up your back and core. Let’s go!
Warm-Up: 2 Rounds
Strength Band Arm Circles (10 reps)
Strength Band Pull-Apart (10 reps)
Circuit 1: 3 Rounds
Seated Row (10 reps)
Seated Single-Arm Row (8 reps each)
Palm-Plank Row (8 reps each)
Circuit 2: 3 Rounds
Bent-Over Row (10 reps)
Single-Arm Bent-Over Row (8 reps each)