Friday, May 2, 2008

Resistance Bands

It has always been advised by many running experts to do weight training. Unfortunately, if you are like me, going to the gym isn't easy for a working IT person with a very hectic schedule and an undpredictable working hours. The only time I get to run would be in the morning at around 5 or 530am and I only have an hour or two to do my run since my work starts around 9am. Many times, I end up just running 30minutes of tempo pace and I immediately head back home.

So my dilemma is how to fit a weight training program in my schedule. Yesterday me and my wife went to Shangrilla Mall where I had my wife checked at Healthway and for her to have a wart removal therapy at Clarity clinic. The wart removal procedure took an hour and a half so I spent the time visiting different sport shops. I passed by Toby's and found a set of resistance bands that costs P295. I've heard about resistance bands before, but I haven't really digged into the idea of getting some for me. But nevertheless I thought that it could be a great idea to try these bands and see how they could help improve my running, and perhaps also improve my muscle tone.

I hope they work for me. I'm planning to do strengthening workouts 3x a week.

1 comment:

Passion Runner said...

Resistance band workouts are good for toning. I've been using them for more than a year. Sometimes, I find it more difficult than lifting weight, in the sense that your muscles get "ngalay". I use the resistance bands of Nike since they're more durable and hopefully, last longer. They also look nice. Hehe