At Home Workouts with Resistance Bands - 11 Best Exercises For Your Whole Body

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

At Home Workouts with Resistance Bands - 11 Best Exercises For Your Whole Body


TOP 11 RESISTANCE BAND EXERCISES


High-Intensity Band Workouts You Can Do at Home


Resistance bands are convenient, light, portable and easy to use.

 At anywhere, anytime, you can use resistance bands to get a workout in

You don't need iron, or weights to build strength or muscle - using resistance bands can help you get stronger and bigger. There are many different types of resistance bands and resistance; The higher the resistance is, the harder the workout will be. Pick and choose which resistance bands would work best for you during your workouts. You don't want to be straining yourself, just feeling the contractions and moving blood around.
For today, I've made a list of the Best Exercises for your whole body. Arms, legs, butts. It's important to move each limb to maintain and to promote strength and muscle. With these Top 11 Exercises, it is the perfect program to go about when you're working out at home!
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YOU CAN BUILD MUSCLE AND STRENGTH USING RESISTANCE BANDS

1. WALL LATERAL PULLDOWN

Targeted muscles: Lats, upper back



How to do the exercise:
Stand with your back against the wall. Place the resistance band around your thumbs or wrists and stretch your arms straight up over your head. Pull your arms down and your elbows to the side, bent at a 90-degree angle, while stretching the band and bringing your shoulder blades together. Return to the starting position.

2. TRICEPS EXTENSION

Targeted muscles: Triceps





How to do the exercise:

There are many ways to train triceps with A BAND. I recommend this setup, anchored on a door or somewhere that you can tie and perform a tricep extension.


3. BICEP CURL

Targeted muscles: Biceps




How to do the exercise:

Sit on a chair, step, or on your heels. Tuck the resistance band underneath your right knee and hold it with your right hand. Pull your hand up towards your right shoulder against the resistance of the band. Your upper arm should stay stationary as you pull on the band, keeping your elbow underneath your shoulder and close to your body. Release the hold and return to the starting position. Do all repetitions on one side, then switch to the other side.

4. SHOULDER EXTERNAL ROTATION

Targeted muscles: Shoulders, upper back




How to do the exercise:

Anchor the band to a pole/structure/door and simply perform this exercise. Find the right angle, and height to make sure you're targeting the correct muscles.



5. FIRE HYDRANT

Targeted muscles: Glutes, hamstrings



How to do the exercise:

Start on all fours. The resistance band should be above your knees. Keep your neck, back, and hips aligned. Move your left leg out to the side to stretch the band. The rest of your body should stay in place; don’t turn to the side. Return to the starting position. Do all repetitions on one side, then switch to the other side.
Or if you cannot go on the floor, perform the exercise presented in the picture above; this is a modified version.

6. DONKEY KICK

Targeted muscles: Glutes, hamstrings




How to do the exercise:

Start on all fours. The resistance band should be above your knees. Keep your neck, back, and hips aligned. Kick your left heel up to stretch the band. Make sure you keep your hips level and don’t round your back. Return to the starting position. Do all repetitions on one side, then switch to the other side.

7. MODIFIED SIDE PLANK LEG LIFTS

Targeted muscles: Abs (obliques), glutes




How to do the exercise:

Support your body in a side-plank position. Your right leg is flexed and your left leg straight, so that your right elbow, right knee, and left foot are touching the ground. The resistance band should be placed above your knees. Lift your left leg up against the resistance of the band. Keep your body straight and engage your glutes. Return to the starting position. Do all repetitions on one side, then switch to the other side.

8. HIGH PLANK LEG LIFTS

Targeted muscles: Abs (obliques), glutes, hamstrings




How to do the exercise:

Support your body in the high plank position with your hands and feet touching the ground. Your hands should be under your shoulders and your body in a straight line from head to heel. The resistance band should be placed around your ankles. Engage your core and glutes and lift your left heel up against the resistance of the band. Keep your body aligned, don’t round your back. Return to the starting position. Do all repetitions on one side, then switch to the other side.

9. SQUAT WITH SIDE RAISE

Targeted muscles: Glutes, thighs



Did you know?

This exercise, as well as the Hip Abduction (nr. 11), targets the part of the glutes called the “gluteus medius”. The gluteus medius works especially hard when balancing in a single-leg stance. That’s why strengthening it helps stabilize and improve your running form, too!


How to do the exercise:

Begin standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes parallel or slightly outward. The resistance band should be above your knees. Perform a squat and as you come up, lift your right leg up to the side by squeezing the outer part of your glutes. As you step back, lower yourself into a squat again. You can switch sides with each repetition.

10. JUMP SQUAT

Targeted muscles: Glutes, thighs



How to do the exercise:

Begin standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes parallel or slightly outward. The resistance band should be above your knees. Perform a squat and then rise forcefully into a jump. Land softly on the balls of your feet. You can stand back up in between or continue with another jump.


11. HIP ABDUCTION

Targeted muscles: Glutes




How to do the exercise:

Stand next to a wall and hold on to it with your hand for support. The resistance band should be placed around your ankles. You can lessen the resistance by moving the band above your knees. Lift your right leg to the side while squeezing your outer glute. Keep your body straight, don’t bend your torso. Return to the starting position. Do all repetitions on one side, then switch to the other side.
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