Video Fitness

Rubber Band Workout

A question on the Reader Forum prompted me to try this video again, which I bought years and years ago. It was made in 1985, and probably before 'real' workout music was mixed. The music is a little loud and a little hokey, but really seems to fit the workout. I think I ordered this from the form in the 1986 Rubber Band Workout book for $39.95.

The video begins with a 5-minute warmup and a 5-minute stretch. Rubber bands are used (although you could use a Dynaband) for a 28-minute total body workout.

Biceps-triceps-shoulders-back-chest: 2 sets of 8 reps each.

Situps-outer thigh-inner thigh-reverse curls: 2 sets of 12-16 reps (each side).

Outer high-abs-quads-obliques-hamstrings-buttocks-shin/calf: 2 sets of 8-16 reps.

The video concludes with a very thorough and relaxing flexibility (stretch) section using the rubber bands. I know it's old, but I think this is a very good alternative to a weight workout on a light day. I'm a little sore after doing this yesterday. I'm just not sure if it's still available -- maybe through Webb International.

Even 12 years ago, Tamilee was great at cuing and giving form pointers. This was probably her very first video, and she hasn't quite developed her muscular body and what she calls her 'bubble' butt yet! The workout is introduced by Dr. Art Ulene. The other exercisers are one male and a female who doesn't use a band.

Joni O
6/18/97


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