Well, the state-wide mandate came down last night: among other public areas, gyms are closed 30 days.
But that does not mean you have to stop resistance training!
I’ve used Bodylastics off and on over the years, but bought them for when I was doing a bunch of travel. So for a while I was using them for about a month at a time—and they really saved on ridiculously high out-of-state gym memberships! And they give you one kick-ass of a workout!
You wouldn’t think to look at the stuff that they would, but, yeah, they do. Take it from a Gym Rat.
I used it again last night, after I’d done my “cardio hike” for an hour in Garden of the Gods.
It. Kicked. My. Butt.
I think I did a leettle too much after the speed-hike and little food I’d had yesterday.
Anyway, the newer versions of the product are now snap resistant. My green tube snapped as I used it, it’s been so long (I’d forgotten you can lube them with some proper lubrication, but even better yet, the newer versions are resistant to snappage). I ordered mine sometime around 2009-2010? You can snap the tubes by extending them beyond their intended range, but also, it they’re old and haven’t been properly taken care of, but, really, mine are about ten or more years old! I ordered a new bunch, the 19-piece, 202-pound group. Wanted a little more choice of its stretchy poundage.
Now, I love using an actual gym, but given the length of the recent state-wide mandate, these are an affordable alternative to keeping in incredible shape—and they’re actually fun to use! They’re a smooth and non-jerking alternative to weights and machines.