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How To Tone Up Your Muscles With Resistance Bands

Get A Hard Body With These Resistance Bands Exercises

I am sure that you already know just how fantastic resistance bands are. I am sure that you already know that these fantastic pieces of workout gear are without a doubt one of the fastest ways to inject a bit of decent strength training into your fitness regime. You probably even know that they are highly convenient too with no gym subscription or major storage requirements. Do you know the optimal way to use your resistance bands though? Well; that is exactly what we are going to take a little look at on this page.

Here I want to give you a rundown of a few of my most favorite exercises to perform with resistance bands. All of them should be fairly easy to perform.

Bicep Curl

Here we are going to be aiming to give your upper arm a brilliant workout. This is probably one of the simplest exercises to perform on this list.

  • Stand up straight. You will want to be standing on the resistance band. Your hands should be holding the other ends. Point your palms outwards.
  • Tense up your abs. Bend your knees slightly.
  • Bend your arms inwards. You will want to be pulling that resistance band towards your shoulders. The elbows do not move. They stay at the side of your body. All they will be doing is bending.
  • If you wish to increase the resistance of this particular exercise you can spread your legs apart slightly.

Chest Presses

This resistance band exercise will be focusing on your chest and upper body.

  • You will want to wrap the resistance band around an object which is roughly the height of your chest. Make sure this object is sturdy. A pole or something works well for this. Sadly many people may struggle to find something in their home to use.
  • Bend your elbows 90 degrees. Your forearms need to be parallel to the floor. You will want to be holding the resistance band at this point.
  • Push your left arm outwards. Your right arm should not be moving.
  • Pull back on your left arm. Repeat the exercise with the arm movements switched (i.e. right out, left staying steel)
  • Repeat until you have exhausted the amount of reps you are supposed to be doing.

People make this exercise more difficult for themselves by using both arms at once. It may take a while to get to this point though.

Lunges

The last resistance band exercise I want to mention here is the good old lunge. This exercise will be toning up your legs and buttocks.

  • Place the band under your right leg.
  • Your right leg should be forward and your left leg behind you.
  • Tension the band up by bending your elbows. You will most likely want to hold lower down on the band than you normally do.
  • Lunge. Both knees should be at 90 degrees.
  • You can then swap the legs over. This means left leg forward, right leg back. The resistance band should be under your forward leg at all times. You will have to switch up regularly.