I first came across the Gymstick about five years ago. Since then it’s become a regular part of my workout routine. A Gymstick is a fibreglass stick, measuring about 130cm, with rubber resistance bands connected to each end. It’s perfect for muscular endurance and flexibility training. A very light strength training program can be done with it, or to increase the weight, the resistance band is wound around the handle. The more it is wound around, the heavier the gymstick becomes. I must say, I was quite hesitant on it’s effectiveness at first, but it really does work.
The Gymstick is a piece of equipment that I use occasionally, rather than regularly, but when I do ,I really enjoy the workout it provides. I usually introduce it when I’m looking for something different, to add variety to a workout. It’s a good idea to throw in something different ocassionally, to challenge the muscles a bit more than usual. If I’m wanting to work a muscle group, that I don’t have the equipment for, I can usually perform that exercise or another with the same benefits, using the gymstick.
This is the perfect piece of equipment, if you are looking for a simple way of doing a workout at home, without the cost of multiple barbells and dumbells etc. It’s also great when travelling, as it folds down small enough to fit into a large suitcase and could easily be used in a hotel room. The workout below is a beginners workout and a great place to start, as simple to follow instructions are given on how to use the Gymstick.
#Disclaimer: All comments are just my opinion made from using the Gymstick in my home gym and when travelling. I receive no payment for comment at all.