Hip bridges are a classic glute and hamstring exercise. Your abs will also be activated as maintaining the position requires core stability. Wrapping a resistance band just above your knees and pulsing your legs outward at the knees will increase the difficulty of the exercise.
As the name implies, resistance band glute kickbacks work your glutes as well as your hip flexors. This exercise, and others that activate these muscle groups, are a great way to activate your hips after a long day of sitting at work, school, driving, etc. Image courtesy of: bicyclerichmond.co.uk Loop a resistance band around your… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Resistance Band Glute Kickback
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 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