There are a number of fitness-related tools and accessories available today. So many, in fact, that it can be hard to separate what’s useful from what’s just a gimmick. The good news is you can get a good workout using nothing but your own body. No expensive equipment, you don't even need to be at the gym.
With that said, there are a number of products you can use to enhance your workout routine to increase effectiveness and get results. One such product is resistance bands.
What Are The Benefits Of Resistance Bands?
There are a number of benefits to using resistance bands in your workout. They’re an easy way to add variety to your workout without a big investment. Here are some key advantages to resistance bands:
What Are Some Good Resistance Band Exercises?
1. Bench Press
Yes, you can use resistance bands to do a bench press. All you need is a bench that can be lifted up so that you can secure the bands underneath it. Lay on the bench, gripping each handle, and press up.
For this exercise, you just need a stationary post of some kind to wrap the band around. Stand up straight (facing away from the post) and, keeping your arms straight, bring them across your chest.
3. Bicep Curls
Stand on your resistance band and use it to do bicep curls.
4. Shoulder Press
Another exercise you can do standing on your resistance band is the shoulder press. Stand with both feet on the band start with your hands by your shoulders, then press upwards.
This is a great way to add resistance to your body weight squats. Again, stand with your feet on your band, start resistance in the squat position, gripping the handles with your hands next to your shoulders, then raise up as you would with a barbell squat.
These are just a few of the many exercises you can perform with resistance bands. As you can see, you can use the bands to replace weights, or to add resistance to body-weight exercises. You can use bands to switch up and add variety to your routine.
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