We live in a world where the importance of a healthy lifestyle is pushed upon us on a regular basis. However, most people live extremely busy lives, and this can often make it hard for people to head to the gym and work out three times a week. Of course, that’s before you even factor in the cost of a gym membership! Because of this, more and more people seem to be utilizing their own home when it comes to working out. You’ll be happy to know that there are so many exercises you can complete with resistance bands in your very own living room.
The bicep curl
If you want to keep your arms as strong as possible, it’s important to add some bicep curls into your exercise routine. This is an extremely easy exercise that uses only your resistance band and your own brute force. To complete the bicep curl, simply place the band on the floor and put both of your feet in the middle of the band so that you’re standing on it. Then, carefully reach down and pick up the handles. When you have straightened yourself up again, simply curl your hands (and the handles) towards your shoulders.
The glute kickback
Nowadays, it seems as though everyone wants to make sure that their glutes are as tight as possible. If you’re one of those people, it’s a good idea to add the glute kick-back to your resistance band routine. For this exercise, lay on the ground on your hands and knees, with the resistance band around your ankles. The next stage requires you to lift one leg up from the floor and towards the ceiling. Continue doing this until you can straighten your leg, and then slowly drop your leg back down to the starting position. Then, repeat with the other leg.
The squat is one of the most popular exercises that most people have in their repertoire, and it’s not hard to see why. This exercise works your legs, your glutes, and helps to improve your posture, and your resistance band can help you do this. Firstly, place the resistance band around your ankles. Next, stand up straight with your legs shoulder-width apart. When you have done this, squat down as low as you can go, and then slowly make your way back to the standing position. Do this for as many reps as you can before taking a break.
The lateral leg lift
Working your legs in any workout is extremely important, and most people like to ensure that their leg muscles are in peak strength. One of the ways to help this plight is to take part in the lateral leg lift. To complete this exercise loops the resistance band around your ankles and stand with your ankles together. Then, shift your weight to one leg and then lift your other leg up as high as you can in a sideways motion. Then, repeat with the other leg.
Are you ready to use your resistance bands at home?