As a follow up to my email last night I wanted to send a follow up email with some additional information regarding the upcoming STRENGTH (STS) LIVEStream training sessions to help you get prepared.
As I mentioned yesterday, these new STS sessions will focus on full body strength, and if you choose to you may purchase some equipment to enhance your training experience.
I provided a few different options for you to choose from. One option included dumbbells and a kettlebell and the 2nd option included resistance bands and a super band. Both options recommended mini bands which are very inexpensive - a pack of 4 (one of each color) is $8.95.
I recommend purchasing the mini bands at a minimum if you're able to. I also ask that you have a dowel or broom handle on hand for your training session as it's a very effective tool for helping with muscle engagement, and you should have one laying around the house. You should expect to see the dowel used in many of the STS Sessions as well as the regular LIVEStream sessions.
As you decide which weights to buy (if any) consider what you want to get from these weights.
If you’re looking to add resistance to your bicep curls, rows, flies, and some other single plane movements the resistance bands will be great.
If you want to add weight to more dynamic and powerful movements like the squat with rotation and overhead press than you’ll probably prefer a dumbbell.
For deadlifts and KB swings you can use the bands or the super band to add resistance to deadlifts, but you won’t have anything to swing with. There are always ways to improvise - I have used a can of paint for kettlebell swings :-)
I felt it was important to provide options for you to choose from based upon your budget as well. The heavier weights carry a shipping charge that you should be aware of increasing the overall cost.
Not everyone will choose to purchase weights, and different people will have different equipment available to them. With this in mind the trainer team will be designing training sessions that are still incredibly effective with your body weight alone. However, access to weights will allow you to bring that extra intensity to your movements.
If you would like help deciding what to buy feel free to reach out to me. I'm happy to talk through what will best serve you. And please remember, weights are not required so do not feel the need to purchase weights if it's not the right fit for you.
Here are the links to the equipment I've talked about:
Last but not least, you may notice that some of these items are backordered. I have been in touch with Perform Better and they are expecting a couple of big deliveries, so hopefully these items will be back in stock soon. Place your order so that you get "get in line" for products as they are restocked.
I hope this helps! If you have any questions at all please let me know.
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