Home Fitness on a Budget

Do you work out at home, but you lack the exercise machines or other helpful gadgets? Well, with the exercise routine below, all you need is a resistance band, a pair of dumbbells, and a towel to wipe the sweat out of your eyes. As a personal trainer, I don’t need the top of the line exercise equipment or weight machines to get an intense workout; all I need is motivation!

Resistance bands are fairly easy to come by, and you should be able to pick one up at your local sporting goods store for $6 to $20. Resistance bands are similar to cables, but less expensive and easy to transport. Dumbbells can also be found at your local sporting goods store or online as well. The price of dumbbells vary due to their weight and size.

The workout regimen below consists of several different resistance band and dumbbell exercises that target your entire body. I recommend performing two to three sets of 20 repetitions three to five days a week. I also recommend supplementing the workout regime below with 30 to 60 minutes of cardiovascular training per day for three to five days a week as well. Good luck!

Benefits of Resistance Bands:

  1. Improve balance
  2. Improve coordination
  3. “Tone” muscles
  4. Increase muscular endurance
  5. Provide endless exercise movements
  6. Safer than free weights
  7. Very affordable
  8. Compact: take up little to no space
  9. Convenient for travel
  10. Use them anywhere (indoors, outdoors, traveling, office)

Benefits of Dumbbells:

  1. Recruit a plethora of different muscle fibers to help stabilize
  2. Improve coordination
  3. Increase stamina
  4. Increase muscular strength
  5. Increase muscular endurance
  6. Inexpensive
  7. Easy to store
  8. Use them anywhere (beach, park, office, hotel, home)
  9. Offer hundreds of different exercise movements to target every muscle in the body
  10. Improves bone density

Home Resistance Band And Dumbbell Workout Regime:

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