Bandit Athletics News & Articles RSS

When most people think of resistance band training, they think of a few common exercises, when there are actually so many more exercises out there that you can piece together an entire workout! The great thing about resistance bands is portability. You have your very own traveling gym wherever you go. Whether you're out of town, or you were busy that day and couldn't make it to the gym before closing, resistance bands can make sure you don't miss that workout. There are a few different categories of exercises that can be performed with bands: Push: These mainly work the chest,...

Read more

Are you working hard in the gym consistently and find yourself hitting a plateau? Maybe its been a while since you hit that last squat PR. Good news, we're going to help you break through that stubborn  plateau. Elite level lifters all have one thing in common, they always change up their workout routine regularly to keep their bodies from being able to adapt to the workload. One of the best ways to enhance some of the most essential lifts, like the squat or bench press, are the use of resistance bands. Squat Squats have what's called an ascending strength...

Read more

Step 1: Evaluate Your Diet, Training, Health, and Lifestyle Before you even think about looking into supplements, make sure: You haven't been sedentary You train regularly and mastered the basics of programming like progressive overload and undulating intensity You have a healthy diet, geared towards your fitness goals You don't have a pre-existing medical condition They're called supplements for a reason... They are meant to supplement a combination of proper training and a well balanced diet. Step 2: Set Realistic, But Proactive Major And Weekly Goals Any supplement worth taking, including the basics like protein and a multivitamin, should only be taken as an addition to...

Read more

Are you training consistently in the gym, keeping your nutrition in check, and still not seeing results? Well guess what, your not alone. Not everyone's body is the same, therefore not everyone should workout and eat the same. There are three different major body types; your body type that dictates how well you respond to certain types of training and food intake. What are the Three Different Body Types? The three different body types are: ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph. Each has their own typical characteristics that can help you determine which body type you have. This body type will help you be...

Read more

Chances are... you have under-active glutes. What is glue activation and why is it important? Unfortunately many of us sit around all day and don’t get much physical activity outside of the gym, which means your nerves have stopped triggering your glutes to switch on whenever you stand up or move.  This could cause multiple problems. Probably the most commonly known issue with poor glute activation is becoming quad dominant. This means the muscles on the front of your thighs become overworked and tight and you don’t really target your glutes as much as you should, leading to reduced muscle...

Read more