Primal Academy

Resistance Bands Basics

Adaptability is key! This highly versatile piece of kit will enable you to adapt your programmes for all clients and situations.
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Course Introduction

If you’re a newly qualified PT trying to get your business off the ground, the high cost of fitness equipment can make it tricky. On top of this, if you’re training clients in their own homes or outdoor spaces, the heavy weight of all that equipment can be a nightmare to lug about.
Enter… resistance bands.

Resistance bands are highly versatile bits of kit that can be used for all types of training including strength work, hypertrophy, endurance, postural improvement, conditioning, core and power exercises. They can be used with individuals or for partner work and even in small group settings. You can anchor them to anything - whether it’s furniture, a park bench, yourself or another person. They are easily portable and of course cheap to buy (subscribe to our membership and you’ll even get a discount on your first set from Wolverson!)

Having a good understanding of resistance bands will not only help you to keep your clients engaged and motivated, it will also enable you to be completely adaptable as a trainer and, as we know, adaptability is the key to survival!

Meet your tutor

Jim Waterhouse
Jim Waterhouse

As a stickler for perfection, I always want the best from everyone, myself included. "It will do" will never do. As a coach and a teacher I want to influence the people I work with to actually care: care about improving their service, care about the clients they are training, and care about becoming a better version of themselves. If every coach I work with ends up improving their service just 1%, over time I can make a positive impact on the fitness industry as a whole.

The fitness industry is gradually changing for the better and I'm excited to be a part of that. Coaches are being taken more seriously as legitimate health professionals instead of just "that teenager with white teeth and abs", but for these changes to continue, coaches need to be aware of two things:

1. What you do with a client in their hour of training is not going to change their life, but everything you teach them about lifestyle habits, nutrition and psychological health will be crucial to their results.

2. A qualified professional needs to charge qualified professional prices that reflect their service, and shows the public they get what they pay for; £20 for the occasional "beasting" is not going to get anyone very far, so we need to change that perception.

Resources Included

  • Exercise tutorials including regressions and progressions, coaching points, reps, sets and tempos.
  • A resistance bands partner workout video.
  • Two done-for-you resistance band programmes you can start using with your clients today.
  • A quiz to help you consolidate everything you’ve learnt.
  • Once you’ve completed the workshop, you’ll be able to revisit all the content to use as an ongoing refresher when working with clients.

What you will learn

  • Which resistance bands to use for which types of training.
  • How to use resistance bands to train for strength, endurance and power.
  • Mobilisations and warm ups including active mobility drills, passive distraction stretches and full body strength activation drills.
  • The big compound exercises including upper, lower and core strength movements.
  • Partner and small group drills.
  • Progressions and regressions for each exercise.

Class Curriculum

If you have any questions about this course, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Insightful video demonstrations and explanations.
Jason Taylor

A great range of exercises from mobilisation and activation to strength and conditioning. A great addition to my tool kit.
Charlotte Welton

Good workshop, clear, concise and informative with great teaching points.
Susan Law

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