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… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Resistance Band Squat
Leg raises work your hips, glutes, thighs, and abs. Utilizing a resistance band helps increase the difficulty. If you find that using the band is initially too much, start doing the exercise without the band and after a week, try again. Adding even a few reps with the band, in addition to the rest of… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Side-Lying Leg Raise With a Resistance Band
This week's exercise is the kneeling crunch. This is one example of a modified exercise that causes less strain on the neck and back, but still allows you to get the desired workout. In fact, standing ab exercises can be more helpful than on-the-floor moves at improving everything you do in a standing position, from boxing to tennis to golf to carrying your kids.
The chest press works the pectoral muscles, triceps, and the deltoids. If you participate in activities that require upper body strength, such as golf, tennis, softball, swimming, maybe even the martial arts, you'll notice an improvement in your strength and performance from adding chest presses to your routine.
The lat pulldown is another exercise that can be completed using resistance bands and door anchors. You can also modify the setup like I have, wrapping the band around a pullup bar, or however else works best for you. Latissimus dorsi (Lats)Image courtesy of: kimberlyberg.net To complete the exercise: Stand with one foot about a… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Resistance Band Lat Pulldown