All it takes is twenty minutes a day with an 11-piece resistance band set to keep the doctor away.
The beauty of resistance bands is they allow a user to tailor the workout to them. It can be as tough as you want to make it. You can rehabilitate injuries and go low-impact or go full-on cardiovascular with them.
In this article, we take a look at low-impact upper body exercises you can do with resistance bands. For the arms, shoulders, chest, and back, these strength-building repetitions will be important to know.
Basic Bicep Curl
Use one of your feet to step on the band, holding an end in each hand. Slowly curl one at a time, switching between left and right.
Stand with your foot on the resistance band. Maintain a staggered stance. Do a basic tricep kickback extending your arm from the elbow only, squeezing your left shoulder blade, and then bringing it back down. Alternate sides.
In a seated row, use one of the best resistance bands to loop around both feet with a handle in each hand. Back straight. Core engaged. Chest lifted. Slowly do your row seated, squeezing shoulder blades and slowly getting back to your starting position.
Stand on your resistance bands, gripping a handle crossed in each hand. Bend slightly at the knees. Do a bent-over row pulling your elbows towards your chest, straightening the arms, and lowering back down. Repeat this pattern.
Squats To Bicep Curl
This is a full-body movement. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place the middle of a resistance band underneath one foot. Grip both ends. Do your squat down. When you squat up, complete a bicep curl at the top of your motion.
Stand on the most appropriate low-impact resistance band for you with both feet, in the same stance you would be doing a bicep curl. Both handles are held with arms at your side. Back straight. Chest up. Raise the arms straight in front of you as close to shoulder level as possible, ideally with arms parallel to the floor. Hold it. Then lower and repeat.
Seated Static Hold
In a seated position, hook your band around your feet and pull your shoulder blades together while bringing the band close to your chest. This is essentially a seated row while holding the stressed position. Hold this position with your chest and back straight, and your core super engaged.
Target your arms, shoulders, chest, and back. It’s easy with resistance bands. Shop high-quality fitness accessories like a multi-piece resistance band set, tri-fold gym mats, jumping rope, and more at ShopperPlus.ca.