Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Resistance Band Squat

Squats work a variety of muscles in your lower body, including your quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves and even your core muscles. Using a resistance band at various levels around your legs can amplify the workout certain muscles get. This week we’ll focus on a basic squat, with the band wrapped around the ankles.

  • Loop a resistance band around your ankles and stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, toes slightly turned out. This is the starting position.
  • Bend your knees and push your hips back as you lower into a squat. Keep your core engaged, chest lifted, and back flat.
  • Push through your heels to stand back up to the starting position. That’s 1 rep- complete 12-15 reps for 1 set, work towards completing 3 sets.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.



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