Do you want a cost-effective way to get a high-quality workout that builds muscle and helps you slim down?
Investing in a set of resistance bands!
In many ways, resistance bands are some of the lightest and most effective equipment for home exercise.
You can do resistance band workouts almost anywhere with the portable equipment.
In this post, we’ll cover several resistant band workouts that benefit every muscle group in your body.
These workouts may seem tough at first, but you will be amazed at how quickly your muscle firms up.
Feel free to read the descriptions of the exercises and watch the video to see how to use resistance bands in action.
Exercise 1 – Shoulders
Working out your shoulders with a resistance band is very easy to do, and performing an overhead press is as simple as standing over the resistant band, holding a handle in each hand, and pushing up to the sky. It’s worth noting that the overhead press is a staple exercise in many different workouts, and resistance band workouts are an ideal way to do it.
Exercise 2 – Legs
You certainly don’t want to miss your legs out whenever you are performing a full body routine, and resistance bands make this easier than ever.
To perform a front squat, simply stand on the band with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold the handles over your shoulders with your elbows raised in front of you. Next, you will squat down as low as you can go, and then slowly rise up back to your original starting position.
Exercise 3 – Back
One of the best exercises for training your back with a resistance band is to perform a bent-over row, and this can certainly help you to develop a tremendous amount of strength, and eventually work up to doing your very own body weight pull-up.
To perform this exercise, stand on the band with your feet shoulder-width apart, bend over, ensuring you keep the curvature of your lower spine intact, and then lift the handles up towards your midsection, causing your elbows to form a 90-degree angle while your shoulder blades become squeezed together.
Exercise 4 – Chest
Performing push-ups is an excellent way to work your chest, but you can easily take your workout to a whole new level by incorporating a resistance band. All you need to do is rest the resistance band across your shoulders while putting both hands on each handle.
Next, you simply perform the typical push-up movement with the band applying additional pressure across your shoulders, which will greatly increase the amount of effort you have to exert in order to fully extend the push-up and lock out your elbows.
Exercise 5 – Biceps
While it’s possible to use resistance bands to target most muscle groups in your body, the bicep is often a sticking point for many people. However, it’s possible to perform a standing concentration curl to really work your guns and give you the added size and strength that you need on your arms.
Simply stand over a resistance band and hold the handles at your hip level, ensuring there is enough tension to make your biceps really work when you perform the next part of movement. Next, you will need to curl your arm using the classic bicep curl motion, ensuring you really squeeze at the top to get full exertion out of your muscles.
Apply these resistance band workouts to your usual workout routine and you’ll see your desired results quickly.