In a previous exercise post, we completed the bent-over row with free weights and then using a stability ball. Today, we're completing the same motion, but with resistance bands. This exercise works your back and arms. Stand with both feet on a resistance band, about hip-width apart. Hold one end in each hand by your… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Bent-Over Rows Using Resistance Bands
This exercise strengthens the bicep muscle (Latin for "two-headed muscle of the arm" ), which is composed of the short head (green in the image below) and the long head (red in the image). Bicep curls like what we will share today are completed with a supinated grip, where your elbows are at your sides.… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Bicep Curls Using Resistance Bands
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This week we'll continue using the resistance bands with a door anchor. This exercise, the straight-arm lat extension can be done either standing or kneeling. Kneeling allows for isolation of the latissimus dorsi muscle (see image below). SET UP Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the top of the door.… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Lat Extensions Using Resistance Bands
The bent-over row targets your upper back and shoulders, and chest. To complete this exercise: Use a chair or bench for stability, bend over it (see image below), while holding a weight of your choice in one hand. Stagger your legs, and slightly bend your knees. Keep your back straight throughout this exercise to avoid… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Bent-Over Row