Have you tried exercises with resistance bands? If you don’t want to exercise with weights but are looking for ways to add more challenge or take your workout to another level, use resistance bands. They’re a good piece of equipment because they’re small enough to keep in your gym bag or drawer at home, can be used anywhere and by simply lengthening or shortening the band, it gives you varying levels of resistance. There are also lots of exercises using resistance bands so you’re bound to find plenty to suit.
Take your bicep curls to the next level by adding in resistance bands. You follow the same technique as if you are doing bicep curls with free weights, just using the resistance bands instead. You can adjust the bands when you want to push yourself harder. This is one of the best resistance band exercises for arms.
Adding a lunge to your bicep curls is a way of adding extra challenge and is great for strengthening and toning your body. This compound move can be done in various ways. The video shows you how to step backward into a lunge but you can also start from a lunge stepping forward and then doing the curl.
For this, you need to be in the bridge position with the band across the hips and a handle in each hand. You’ll feel the burn and you lift your bottom from the floor while keeping your hands on the floor.
Want to work those upper back muscles for a toned back and more defined shoulders and upper arms? Then grab your resistance bands for some seated rowing. You’ll feel your shoulder blades squeeze together
This looks like one of the easiest exercises using resistor bands but you can make it fit your level by shortening the length of the band to make a greater resistance. Anchor one end of the band to a doorway or chair leg and perform the exercise to strengthen the hip abductors in the outside of the joints. Be sure to do on both legs.
If you want more definition and tone to your arms, crossing the resistance bands will help the process. You’ll also find that it works the glutes and thighs and the abdominal muscles, so effectively becomes a compound move.
Put those resistance bands to work on your triceps, hamstrings and glutes with this exercise. Use the right form which means keeping your elbows close to the body. Remember to work both legs equally.
There are lots of variations of exercises with resistance bands and you can sequence them for a full body workout. These will start you off on the right foot (so to speak).
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