Seated side bends allow you to stretch your neck, shoulders, back, and obliques. The biggest perk is that you can complete the movement in a chair or seated on the floor, making it easy to do anywhere. In this variation, I also incorporated a resistance band, applying slight tension to it to work my shoulders.… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Seated Side Bends With A Resistance Band
This week's exercise is a seated leg extension and shoulder combo. The leg extension works your thighs and also builds strength in your knees. Sit in a chair, with a resistance band looped under one foot. Hold an end of the band in each hand. Straighten the leg with the band looped around it, lifting… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Seated Leg Extension And Shoulder Row Combo
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.
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
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