Portable and easy to do, resistance band exercises will make your workout fun, fast and effective. They come in a variety of strengths and sizes so you can find one that suits your fitness level.
Resistance band exercises are a great place to begin if you are just getting active or a great way to add variety to your existing workout routine.
Before beginning resistance band exercises, you may want to invest in a session with a personal training or a good fitness video to help you get familiar with the product and help you will safety and technique. Once you do resistance band exercises, you will see what a great alternative they can be to free weights or machines.
Remember to begin your program with at least 5 minutes of cardiovascular activity as a warm up and to cool down and stretch afterwards. Start with 8-12 repetitions of each exercise for 2-3 times and week.
Almost any exercise you can do with free weights, you can do with tubing. These include: Chest press, shoulder press, overhead triceps presses, lat pull downs, lunges and squats. Here are a few exercises for you to try.
Bicep curls: place the tubing under your feet and hold on with both hands at your side then slowly curl the arms bending at the elbow. Outer thigh: tie the tubing loosely around both of your ankles and slowly take 4 steps to the right and then to the left.
Try as many moves as you can to figure out which ones will fit into your program based on your fitness goal. Stay fit and have fun!