To achieve a well-rounded exercise regimen, both aerobic exercise and strength training are essential. Resistance bands are an excellent way to achieve a full body workout without needing a fully stocked gym. The bands are available in different resistances to meet all fitness levels. They require hardly any space and can be tossed in a drawer when you’re done. They are also easy to pack for travel, helping you stay on track no matter where you are.
Today, we’ll start a series of exercises using the resistance bands in different ways. The possibilities are endless- if you have a favorite exercise you’d like to share, please let us know!
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding a resistance band with both hands in front of your body at shoulder height. Grip the band so that there’s about a foot in between your hands. This is the starting position.
- Slowly pull the band apart so that your hands move to your sides, keeping them at shoulder height.
- Bring your hands, in a controlled movement, back to the starting position. This is 1 rep.
- Complete 10-12 reps for one full set. Work towards completing three sets. Once you have built up your strength, use a stronger band or increase the reps in each set.
Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.
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