Athletes are notorious for having crazy schedules. Whether they’re traveling the country for games or training for a new season, physical fitness is still a crucial part of their lifestyles. It is extremely important to be able to get a workout in from anywhere at any time. With that, former pro athlete and snowboard legend, Damian Sanders, created the XBAR to be portable and convenient by offering several fitness tools in the form of a single bar. Perfect for any athlete, the XBAR comes with more than 100 different workouts to choose from. The XBAR is remarkably versatile and is sure to fit the fitness needs of any athletic guru.So, whether you’re a professional swimmer, basketball player or soccer player, or trying to learn the ropes of the sport – the XBAR is the answer to all of your fitness prayers. Let’s take a look at some of the best workouts you can do for your sport of choice:
Basketball Players: XBAR Tricep Extension
Are you trying to nail that three-pointer? A jump shot requires full extension through the arms, lats and back along with shoulder stability. To improve all of these areas, try the tricep extension. Stand up straight with the XBAR held by both hands. Your feet should be about shoulder width apart from each other. Slowly use both hands to grab the XBAR and lift it over your head until both arms are fully extended.
Soccer Players: XBAR Squat
Squats are intended to improve overall athletic performance. But if you’re a soccer player, it’s important to build your leg muscles for running up and down the field. Start by placing the resistance band underneath both feet with the XBAR over your shoulders. Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor, keep your back straight and your abs tight.
Baseball Players: XBAR Spiderman Push-Ups
Strike! You’re Out! This full body workout is sure to help you reach peak speed and steal more bases. To perform the XBAR Spiderman push-ups, get into a traditional push-up position. When you move toward the floor, bring your right knee to your right elbow, keeping it off the ground. Press back up to starting position and alternate sides.
Volleyball Players: XBAR Lateral
Serve, Set, Spike! Lateral raises are great for strengthening shoulders and increasing shoulder mobility. Attach the XBAR to the resistance band of your choice. Place the resistance band under your foot and grab the bar with one hand at your side. Keeping your back straight, brace your core and slowly lift the XBAR out to the side until your arm is parallel with the floor, with the elbow slightly bent. Then lower your arm back down and repeat on the opposite side.