We all know that staying fit and healthy is important. Unfortunately, a busy schedule can make it difficult to stay on top of your fitness routine. Fortunately, you don’t have to go to the gym or spend hours at home with the same old workout. You just need some inexpensive equipment and a small amount of space to get in great shape. Resistance bands are cheap and can be used anywhere since they take up almost no space when not in use. They’re also highly versatile; resistance bands can be used for strength training, cardio training, stretching, and even as an aid for mobility work if you have injuries. Here are 5 Workouts with resistance bands you can do anywhere:
Here are 5 Workouts with resistance bands you can do anywhere:
Cardio workout with resistance bands:
Resistance bands are the perfect tool for a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio workout. If you’re looking to get your heart rate up and burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time, this type of workout is perfect. Why not hit the treadmill? The great thing about resistance band cardio is that you don’t have to go to a gym, you don’t need any special equipment, and you can do it anywhere. All you need is a set of resistance bands or toners, a door frame/door anchor. Door frames and walls will work as anchor points for the bands. Focus on high repetitions across various exercises to keep that heart rate up. The bands will help you add resistance to exercises like push-ups and squats, which will increase the amount of calories you burn.
Upper body workout with resistance bands
Upper-body resistance band workouts are great for beginners who want to try strength training for the first time. They can be used either as a warm-up or as a complete workout on their own. You can use resistance bands for many upper-body exercises, including chest presses, shoulder presses, bicep curls, and tricep exercises such as overhead extensions. A chest press can be done by standing with your feet hip-width apart and holding the band in both hands with your arms extended in front of you. Alternatively, you can sit on the floor with your legs out in front of you, holding the band at both ends with your hands by your sides.
Lower body workout with resistance bands
Lower-body resistance band workouts are a great way to target your legs and glutes while doing exercises that are easy on your joints. They’re also a great warm-up before any kind of resistance training. One of the best things about lower-body resistance band workouts is that they’re easy to modify. If you’re just starting out and have joint issues, you can go very lightly with the resistance. As you get more comfortable with the exercises, you can add a little more resistance.
Core workout with resistance bands
Some people think that core workouts are only for abs, but that’s not true. Your core is actually the entire network of muscles that support your spine, and is important for everything from posture to athletic performance. Incorporating this type of training into your workout can help increase your strength, sports performance, and help relieve any lower back pain. Try anchoring the band at chest height then extend your arms our in front of you while twisting your torso until both of your arms are straight out to your side. Repeat this motion and perform on both sides.
Stretching and mobility work with resistance bands
Resistance band stretches and mobility exercises are a great way to finish off your workouts and keep your muscles healthy. You can do these in between exercises or at the end of your workouts. There are lots of different types of stretch and mobility exercises you can do with resistance bands. A few examples include quadriceps and hip flexor stretches, knee-bending (hamstring) stretches, and shoulder dislocates. For most of these, you just need to loop the resistance band around your foot or ankle, and then pull the ends of the band with both hands.
**Remember, even though you can do resistance band workouts almost anywhere, you need to pay attention to your form. You want to make sure you’re not going too heavy and putting yourself at risk for injury. You can find information on proper form for each exercise in the exercises section of this post.
Working out with resistance bands doesn’t have to be boring or repetitive. You can use these workouts as a baseline and then change them up every few weeks to keep things fresh. You also don’t need to spend hours at the gym to see results; studies have shown that shorter, high-intensity workouts can be just as effective as longer sessions at improving cardiovascular health and strength. To get the most out of your resistance band workouts, make sure you warm up with some stretching exercises before you start.
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