Two-three years ago I had Blast Straps given to me as a gift. I took them to the gym a total of two or three times and then gave up on them because I couldn’t figure out a way to fit them into my routine.
About me and my goals; I play amateur indoor soccer. I have one game per week, and I do soccer specific training, mostly for skill and quickness once a week, because we’re in the middle of a season right now.
Additionally, I hit the gym twice a week doing hypertrophy training for my upper body, as well as core training (some Pilates moves, planks, woodchops, etc). I don’t train my legs at the gym (right now) as they won’t have any time to recover between my game and the soccer training session.
My goal is to drop between 10 to 15lbs of body fat right now while retaining all muscle that I can. I keep an Excel spreadsheet of all my nutrition, so that part of fitness is on lockdown.
On my gym days I do 16 sets per workout, my routine is as follows:
Day 1: Chest/Back
Flat bench or Incline DB press 8x8
Pullups/Lat pulldowns 4x8
DB Rows 4x8
Day 2: Shoulders/Arms
Standing military press 48
Upright row/lateral DB raise 48
BB Curls 4*8
Hammer Curls/Negative Chins/Forearms 4 sets
So the question is; how do I implement Blast Sraps, or should I at all? They seem like a wonderful piece of equipment for developing an integrated type of whole body strength, something I could certainly benefit from for my soccer playing.
My big constraint in terms of training is my recovery ability; I am 30 years old with a full time job and school, so I can’t have restorative naps during the day no matter how good they look on paper…
Any ideas would be appreciated, ideas with specific exercises would be appreciated even more.