Exercises with a stretch band are perfect for seniors since the amount of tension can be controlled very precisely. Make the most of your exercise band workout using this free video from a professional fitness instructor.
Hi, my name is Tanya Batts and I'm an instructor at Gold's Gym. I want to show you some resistance band exercises you can do for seniors. So, I'm just going to grab an exercise band, I mean any size will do, any color, abs in. I want you to take this band and simple, kind of pull it and bring it together. It's a simple move, but I'll tell you what, I'm feeling that in my shoulders, all the muscles along the trapezius right around on top of the shoulders right between my shoulder blades. That's tricep too, that's pretty good stuff. So, two more and last one. Alright, so same idea, I want you to take the band, step on it. All I want you to do is a simple one arm bicep curl. You can use two but I'd rather you really do one at a time because I want you to think about the muscle you're using and you can hold on to a table if you need to to get your balance, bicep curl. That's keeping your arms nice and strong, so important. One more thing I want you to do I want you instead of a bicep curl, take that arm across to the other shoulder. So, where it was going straight up, now it's going across the body towards your other shoulder. One arm, I'm liking the one arm at a time on this one. So, you've got the reverse fly. You've got the bicep curl and then you've got the arm going all the way across the other side. So, you've got the bicep, back of the arm. It's everything. It's simple. You can carry it with you if you go out of town. Resistance bands are amazing to really tighten and tone your body with not a whole lot of extra weight but it is perfect. It's going to get you long, lean and strong in no time.