I want to share with you a couple of exercises that I will include into my strength training or just as a solo exercise while at home. Substitute a resistance band for hand weights, one band is all you need!
First exercise: Upper body-The tension in the band as you lift and lower your arms will add a unique challenge.
Grip one handle in each hand, put both feet on the middle of the band, separate your feet so they’re hips-width distance apart. Resistance and slack should be even.
Engage your core, your spine straight, and your shoulders back. Begin with your arms by your sides and your thumbs pointing away from you. Now bend your elbows and slowly raise your hands up toward your shoulders. Slowly reverse the motion and lower your hands back down.
I Do two to three-four sets of 12 to 16 reps. A great workout for your biceps, forearms, and shoulders.
Second Exercise: Lower Body
Stand on the band, hold the handles up near your shoulders. Simply squat until your thighs are parallel with the floor then stand back up. The movement is similar to what you would do with free weights.
I do 3-4 sets of 20….I feel a nice burn on the legs and buttocks.
Two exercises that take minimal time and add a nice variety, you will feel the results!
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