PRLog - April 18, 2010 - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- We can’t all afford a monthly gym membership or expensive home gym equipment, but fortunately, there is a very inexpensive and effective alternative to high-cost weight machines that provides a complete fitness workout.
Body Bands by Bodylastics Home Gym
The Body Bands Fitness system by Bodylastics sells for less than the price of a month’s membership to a full-service gym. Not only is the cost of this tool for full-body fitness substantially less, but the savings really multiply when you consider the time saved and gas not guzzled in having to drive to a fitness center. Convenience, practicality, cost and effectiveness make Bodylastics Body Bands a viable option for the home workout.
When compared to the popular all-in-one home workout machines, fitness bands have some interesting advantages. While fitness-machine products will effectively work your muscles, they have do have some drawbacks for the cost-conscious consumer.
Cost: The Bowflex 3000 unit sells for $2,500. The Total Gym 14000DLX sells for around $1,400.
Space: They require, at the minimum, a good-sized corner of a room in which to set them up. If they are to be stored between uses, some hauling out and setting up are entailed which often can lead to a skipped workout.
Appearance: Unless you have a separate room dedicated to working out, these pieces of equipment will look out of place in your bedroom, den or guest room.
Difficulty of operation: Sometimes these machines can be confusing and require time-consuming videos to instruct the user in operation.
A complete Body Bands Fitness system by Bodylastics costs around $50 and can recreate over 140 of the best gym exercises. It works all the same muscle groups offered by a typical weight machine workout.
Fitness Body Bands do not require any set up, exercise instruction is easy to understand, they give all the benefits of a circuit-training workout, and they can be thrown into a small-sized gym bag. This side benefit makes them perfect for travel.
All strength-training programs rely on taxing muscles through the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build strength, endurance and size of muscles. In weight-based systems, the element of resistance is the weight (as in free weights or weight machines) that is lifted and lowered.
In the Fitness Body Bands system, the element of resistance is tension provided by the elastic property of the bands. Body Bands by Bodylastics come in different levels of tension depending on the individual’s fitness and muscle strength. The end result for the use of gravity vs. elastic/hydraulic force to oppose muscle contraction is the same: muscle building and body toning.
As muscles are worked through lifting or tension, the muscle fibers enlarge. Fitness level increases as muscles are built over a sequence of workout sessions.
Physical fitness is a significant concern for anyone interested in general well-being and preventative health care. This concern is especially acute in a culture trending towards higher percentages of overweight and obesity. Because getting fit and staying in shape is vital to good health, it would seem that there is a place for a simple and cost-effective fitness tool. Bodylastics Body Bands are a great way to get working out and start shaping up.
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