Looking for a quick, fun and un-intimidating strength workout? Got 15 minutes? Got Elastic Bands? Join us for this class with Kathleen!
Equipment: Elastic Bands. Optional - Chair.
For folks with limited mobility - Chair Variation demonstrated.
This Workout offers an Upper Body workout with Cardio intervals.
Strength training using Resistance can not only prevent but significantly improve muscle mass at any age and fitness level. The benefits of strength training do not end here. Strength training helps brain function. It also increases mitochondrial density (mitochondria are the organelles that produce energy in our bodies), metabolism, and longevity.
Using Elastic Bands (Resistance Bands) to workout is called Variable Resistance Training Protocol. It has been proven to be the safest and the most effective way to build strength - among athletes and older adults alike.
You can read more about it here.
The intensity level can be adjusted by adjusting the hold or doubling the bands (as explained in the Intro).