Since i have first began personal training in 1985 folks have stated basically the same goals: To reduce fat and build muscle, improve athleticism, heal our bodies,increase movement skills, spend little money and train wherever and whenever they wanted. I am pretty sure you want the identical, but there's a problem. Maybe you travel, it's hard to get at the gym, or maybe you dislike the gym and/or you can't find the money to build your own machine laden gym in your house? So what do you do? Well a better solution has been here for over Thirty years. The answer to true health and fitness is portable home gym equipment from the Monkey Bar Gym! Portable home fitness equipment has evolved from the light resistance bands and ankle weights they normally use in aerobic classes. Today portable home gym equipment is literally all you need to enter the greatest shape of your daily life. Whether your goal is basic overall fitness, strength, conditioning OR advanced level sports performance you can find it all with portable home gym equipment.
How do I know this? It is all I have ever done and all sorts of that my dad Bobby Hinds has ever done. Dad started the beginnings of portable home fitness equipment with the beaded jump rope and training program in 1973, which sparked the Jump Rope for Heart program. He followed it down in 1976 using the first ever Portable Gym. A while ago people thought dad was crazy...still do , but he was way in front of his time. He saw a tremendous need for people to stay fit while on the road, traveling, training at home or outside. He knew that doesn't everyone wanted to workout on machines, or had the bucks, time or drive to workout in a gym or inside for that matter. So, he took it upon himself to improve it and the fitness world has never been the same.
Today, portable home fitness equipment can do everything you desire inside your fitness training: You can find stronger, leaner, improve athletic performance, heal & prevent injuries, increase movement skills, spend little money and train anywhere you want, anytime you want!!! Portable home fitness equipment can also allow you to follow a web based training program, almost like your own personal trainer! Because of all of these tremendous benefits, portable home fitness equipment is a common term within the fitness industry. I am my Dad and his company, Lifeline USA, are a huge reason for portable fitness equipment being such an integral the main fitness industry today. We have always believed in portable home fitness equipment, so much that I exposed my Monkey Bar Gymnasium in 2001. It does not take first hard core strength and conditioning training facility in the country that uses ONLY portable exercise equipment!
"Full body anywhere, anytime training 's all we do and all we've ever done" says Monkey Bar Gymnasium, Certified Natural Trainer, Jessica Rucker. "We teach movement mastery first then add resistance via portable fitness equipment. Using Resistance cables, Kettlebells, Jungle Gyms, Med & D-balls, Jump Ropes, Power Press ups, Power Jumpers, Vertical Jumpers and Power Wheels all increase the challenge to basic bodyweight movements, thus taking these to the next level. It's clearly the reason everyone who trains here either online or in the Monkey Bar Gymnasium is incredibly fit".
So what exactly is portable exercise equipment? Any piece of fitness equipment that you can easily pack and take from any location and get a tremendous workout. For this reason my dad's first Portable Gym's saying was "a gym in the bag". Portable fitness equipment offers you a great workout, not only an okay one.
It truely does work!! A workout with really good portable fitness equipment improves your strength (functional muscle), conditioning (leaner body), sports performance, agility, mobility, stability, strength and power. Want proof, On the Monkey Bar Gymnasium we AVERAGE 17 lbs of weight-loss and 5.4 lbs of muscle gain over the first 60 days to train...did I mention, only using portable exercise equipment!
More Proof. With a recent road trip, Jessica and I brought along all of our favorite Portable Fitness Equipment, a Power Push Up, Jungle Gym, TNT Cable, Power Wheel, Power Jump Rope and even the new Lifeline Kettlebell. Yes, the Lifeline Kettlebell. This may not be a true piece of portable fitness equipment, but it is a heavier version, it still is portable and definitely is exercise equipment. On our road trip really put all of the portable exercise equipment to the test.
Could we drive over 3,000 miles & get great workouts as well? The answer was definitely YES!!Every hour we drove, we stopped and did a killer set with every piece of equipment. One hour we did a collection of squat presses with the TNT Cable, the next hour a killer list of chins and rows with all the Jungle Gym, the next hour 100 doubles jumping rope as fast as possible, the next hour 40 snatches each arm with the Lifeline Kettlebell. Honestly, it absolutely was amazing! Each set only took us 3 minutes! Once we would get back in the vehicle we felt incredible! We were totally energized and capable to go and looked forward to the next hour as well as what we would do. By the end of the day, we had without question, gotten a heck of your workout and we were both tired but very satisfied in if you know we not only can do these workouts anywhere at anytime, but that working out with Portable Home gym equipment is the best way to attain ultimate fitness.
The entire world is your Playground" workout anywhere / anytime (AA), indoors and out!!!
Lets lay out a Backpack of Portable Home fitness equipment for you to workout AA!!
1) Jungle Gym: Pure bodyweight training: chin ups (assisted to kip ups), pushups, dips, rows, flys, assisting pistols /1 the squat, leg curls, runners, core rollouts and lots more. One device that can do complete training for strength & conditioning! Weight about 1.5 lbs, matches pocket.
2) TNT Cable: Pure strength training: squats, full extensions, cable cleans, presses, Russian twists, diagonal chops & lifts, resisted running & backpedaling, 1 arm punches, rows and plenty more. Weight about 1 lb., corresponds large pocket.
3) Power Jumping rope: Pure conditioning training: most likely the single best tool for overall full body conditioning. Weight 1.5 lbs, fits in pocket.
We stick them all together in the Portable Monkey Bar Gym. It even includes a comprehensive training DVD.
Add more fun to your BackPack using the following:
The Power Push up: Voted Best piece of exercise equipment by Mens Fitness. May change from 20 to 270 lbs of resistance for the push ups. Weight 2.5 lbs., suits backpack easily.
The energy Jumper: The Best Jump Training device on the market...and it's portable! Get the Jump Training DVD, it's great. You can do all lower body exercises by using it too. Athletes average 6-8" improvements over 12 weeks of training. Weight 2.5 lbs, matches backpack too.
A communication on the Resistance Cables - 3 big points:
1) Non-Fixed ranges to move - meaning you should react and balance the resistance, this improves motor function and performance greatly.
2) Progressive variable resistance - as cables lengthen they rise in resistance, creating a fantastic balance as your leverage becomes greater, it is greater!
3) Adjustable resistance - quickly you can lighten or increase the resistance. This means you can match bodyweight movements with precision resistance, can load or resist approximately max loads thus giving covering all amounts of strength training from endurance to power.