If you have been following this space for a while you will know that I have been dealing with a fairly gnarly leg injury that has been keeping me out of serious training. It has been so frustrating for me to not be able to participate in the high impact workouts I love so much. What this also means is that I am not able to do the Crossfit Open this year, which has me super bummed out.
The bright side of this whole ordeal is that there are still some exercises I can do or work up to doing in order to get back into the swing of things as my leg continues to heal. Recently, ZojiFit sent me one of their ZojiBands to try out.
ZojiBands are super durable, high-quality resistance bands that are designed for pull-up assistance or full body workouts. If you are a Crossfitter and don’t quite have your pull-ups down pat, these are going to be really helpful. Each ZojiBand offers a certain amount of resistance and they can be combined to give you a little extra lift as you progress to a full pull-up. To figure out which bands you need just look to the number of unassisted pull-ups you can do, and then across to your body weight. That will show you the combination of bands that are ideal for helping you develop your strength. As you get stronger and can do more unassisted pull-ups you can change the combination of ZojiBands until you are able to do them unassisted (basically making you a rockstar in my book).
ZojiBands are also great for a full body workout. So if you travel a lot and don’t have access to a fitness facility, or if you are, like me, trying to work on mobility and building strength, all you need is one of the red or orange ZojiBands. There are so many exercises you can do with these, and again, you can control the resistance.
I made a video* showing you 3 different exercises you can do with the ZojiBand, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the video and try some of the exercises yourself.
(Special thank you to Jennie for being in this video-she is a total rockstar!!!)
Head on over to my Instagram for a BONUS exercise!
*I am not a certified personal trainer or physician. Please consult a professional before beginning any exercise program.