Resistance bands allow you to work out almost anywhere, from home to the office to hotel rooms while traveling. Give your body a workout with help from a professional fitness trainer in this free video.
Hi, I'm CarolAnn with Cyberworkouts.com, and I'm going to show you how to work out using the resistance bands. Now, what's really great about the resistance bands is that they are very convenient. They can go with you anywhere. So, I'm going to give you some great exercises to work the upper body and the lower body very effectively and efficiently. So, grab your tubing. We're going to start off with the squat, and this is a really great lower body exercise. Place your feet right up underneath your hips and squat down, bring the handles up behind your shoulders and then press up. So, you're bending the knees and pressing up. And give yourself a nice little squeeze in the tushie at the top. Now, you want to make sure that you're sitting back in your heels, inhaling when you come down, exhale as you come up. Keep good posture here. Stick your rear end way back, 20 reps and three sets should do it for this exercise. Then you can quickly go into a bicep curl, keeping your elbows right next to your sides, lifting up, exhale as you lift, inhale as you lower. So, really work out those biceps. You can even alternate here. This is a really good one. It really pumps up those biceps, and you can do this for time even. You can go for a minute, 20 reps. All you want to think about is burning out those muscles. You can even keep your elbows into your sides and come out, circling out, that really works those biceps and circle in. Again you can go for time. Then moving on up, hitting those shoulders. You might want to release the tension a little bit because your shoulders are smaller muscles and an overhead press, alternating one at a time. This is really good for the shoulders and if you go from exercise to exercise this is a great cardio workout too. Go for the time. Go for the burn, exhale as you extend. Inhale as you lower. Then to finish up your total body workout, grab the tubing, place the tubing right behind your back, clasp it really tight at the top and then take that arm up overhead. Remember exhale as you extend, inhale when you release. Now, you create the resistance. The more you crank up on the resistance band, the more the resistance. Okay, so go for about a minute on one side, switch hands, go for a minute on the other side, keep that elbow right next to your head and breathe. And those are some great exercises that you can perform head to toe using the resistance band. I'm CarolAnn for Cyberworkouts.com.