If you are looking for a suitable exercise option that you can follow while traveling on a hectic schedule sans spending hours at the gym, the exercise band is the one for you. This resistance exercise band can be combined with free weighs and provides an excellent workout for the thighs, abdomen, hips, arms and chest. Combine your cardio workout with exercise band repetitions and you can drop the pounds faster due to the resistance training.
Resistance exercise band
These exercise bands appear like giant rubber bands and allow you to challenge your muscles with a range of exercises. Typically a resistance exercise band is secured around a door knob or banister. Pull back till you feel the resistance. Adjust it to suit your exercises.
Wrap it around your ankles and you can give your legs, butt and thighs a good workout. An exercise band, if used correctly can provide full-body strength training workout. Resistance exercise bands do not provide for workout of larger body parts. Besides the resistance they offer is not uniform throughout the entire exercise regimen.
Resistance exercise bands, as the name suggests provide resistance throughout your exercise workout. Be it bicep curls or chest presses, the exercise band must be used with control. Resistance exercise bands come in a range of options, from varying levels of thickness to those that offer more resistance. Select the one that suits your fitness levels. Some resistance exercise bands are color coded to indicate resistance levels. Accessories such as door anchors and exercise handles are also available.
Exercise bands can come in flat or rounded rubber or elastic strips. They can often be shortened to add to the resistance. It is essential that the exercise band be tied to a sturdy object. If the resistance exercise band comes loose, it can cause serious injury. You can pick up a set of exercise bands with different resistance strengths. This will help with exercises for various parts of the body which might not be so effective with just one resistance band. Look for a set of resistance bands the offer door anchor too. This can be particularly convenient for workouts while traveling and at home too.
Resistance Band exercises
Lunge With Biceps Curl
Place the center of the exercise band under your left foot. Place your right foot behind by about 2 feet. Grip the handles of the band and bend your knees to lunge position. At the same time, perform a biceps curl as you lunge forward. Repeat 20 times.
Sliding Plie Squat
Stand with your feet slightly turned out but heels together. Hold the exercise band in your hands over your head. Step your right foot outward and bend both knees and and lower your body to plie squat position. Stretch the band as you pull it down in front of you. Move your right leg back to position and simultaneously move the hands back overhead. Repeat 10 times with each leg.