Happy Friday Fitness Friends!
I am starting to think about my upcoming trip to Hawaii with the family and how I am going to keep my fitness up while traveling. Sure I plan to run, hike & enjoy the fabulous scenery but also would like to keep up my resistance training.
Enter the super portable, Resistance Bands. I was recently sent an assortment of Sport2People bands to test out. Perfect timing (at 10 inch by 2 in) they are great to throw into a gym bag and take anywhere. I put them through a workout with some of my favorite band exercises. So what did I think of them?
-They come in a set of 5 in a great mesh carry bag.
-5 different resistance options that are color coded. Yellow is the lightest resistance followed by red, green, purple and black.
-The quality of the bands is great. They offer just enough stretch without fearing they will snap. (This actually happened to me at the gym a few years ago).
-They are so versatile. Exercise options are literally endless.
-You can use them to work most of the major muscle groups.
-The bands did not rub against or bother my skin at all.
-They stayed in place while I was exercising.
-They are very reasonable priced. (approx $15 on Amazon for a set of 5-affiliate link)
The only con I can see is that if you do not know the usual colors associated with resistance bands, you may not know the order of strength they go in. For example, yellow is the lightest resistance followed by red. Green is considered medium followed by purple and black.
Other than that, I really don’t see anything I don’t like about the bands and I know I will be throwing them into my travel bag.
Some of my favorite Resistance Band exercises:
“Round The Clock Legs”– Without even removing the band, you can work your Abductor/hips, Adductor, Glute/hamstrings & quads:
Bow & Arrow-Channel your inner Katniss and work your triceps, chest & core:
Bicep curls-This can be done seated or kneeling:
These Sport2People bands are great for all levels of exercisers and well as for physical therapy. These exercises work well for me but may or may not be appropriate for everyone. Please decide if they are right for you. Disclaimer: I was provided a set of Sport2People resistance bands in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own.
Have any favorite Resistance Band exercises? Do you take any Fitness Gear with you on vacation?
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