When I was thinking about quitting the gym, I was trying to come up with home workout ideas that would allow me to do some of my favourite gym exercises at home without having to spend a ton of money on machines.
In my opinion, one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym is the cable machine. You can work out your whole body on this one machine.
Favourite cable machine exercises…
- Lateral pulldowns
- Tricep pulldowns
- Tricep overhead extensions
- Glute kickbacks
- Bent over rows
I would have missed doing these exercises if I quit the gym. I started looking at resistance bands and realised that I could use wall anchors to attach the bands to the wall at various heights and hopefully be able to mimic the gyms cable machine.
So I quit the gym and the resistance bands have done the trick!
Resistance band pros…
- Space saving
- You can take them anywhere
I would never replace weights with resistance bands but by adding them to my workouts, I can do so much more varied exercises.
Resistance band/weight workouts
Here are a few sample workouts:
I will add, that even though I can do all of the same exercises that I did at the gym with the resistance bands, it doesn’t quite feel the same. But, they are an awesome alternative and I would 100% recommend them as part of any workout.