Still searching for ways to stay fit while you’re stuck at home? Hopefully you’re already doing our daily challenges and taking advantage of our guide to the best 30 home workouts. If you’re looking to grab some new equipment, though, now’s a good time to check out the BodyBoss 2.0 portable gym. Right now, Amazon is offering a Deal of the Day on the BodyBoss 2.0 portable gym, slashing $50 off the retail price.
What is it, you ask? The shorter answer is: resistance bands. You probably know that the best way to really build muscle is hitting free weights. But maybe you don’t have a lot of weights at home, and stocking up on kettlebells, dumbbells, and barbells isn’t an option right now. Or maybe you’re just not looking to bulk up, but do want to stay active—maybe you’re even coming off an injury.
That’s where the BodyBoss system comes in. With the included base and resistance bands, you can do a host of exercises, adjusting the bands as necessary. (At its normal length, each gives you about 30 pounds of resistance; shortening them gets you about 70-80 pounds of resistance, while lengthening them lessens the resistance.)
“Will it push your physique to superheroic levels?” says Men’s Health Fitness Director, Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S. “No, but this is the perfect way to build base strength—and you shouldn’t underestimate it either.” It’s not a free weight replacement, but it gives you an opportunity to do different things, such as accelerate your movements without losing control of a barbell. It’s a great way to build explosive power and strength. And contracting your muscles at the end of a movement, when resistance bands are at their longest, can really help build a mind-muscle connection.
Luckily for you, the homebound shopper, today BodyBoss has a nice sale: the BodyBoss 2.0 system is down from $255 to $179 for one day only, so act fast.
Jesse Hicks is a Detroit-based writer and former features editor at The