Turning heads at the gym, for all the right reasons, can easily be done when you’ve got an awesome workout move up your sleeve. While some people may think that resistance band workouts are only meant for those who are nursing an injury, these simple and effective workouts are perfect for gym members of all different skill levels. They’re great whether you’re at home, in the office, or checking yourself out in the full-length mirrors at the gym!
4 Resistance Band Workouts That’ll Make Them Say “Woah”
1) The Lunge to Donkey Kick
This move targets your booty, legs, abs, and upper back! You’ll want to start in a lunging position with your resistance band underneath the arch of your leading foot and your hands out in front of you.
- Complete a forward lunge holding onto your resistance bands.
- On your way up from your lunge, you’ll want to ‘donkey kick’ your back foot out.
- Repeat this exercise 10 times and then switch sides.
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2) The Seated Tricep Extension
Triceps are too frequently under-appreciated when it comes to resistance band workouts, however, with this exercise, it is the focal point. Start by sitting down on a chair, box or workout bench and place your resistance bands under said object.
- Grab your resistance bands and start with your hands at the sides of your body.
- Slowly raise your hands above your head, extending them as high as they can go.
- Carefully lower your hands back to your side and repeat!
Once you master this resistance band workout you’ll notice some big changes to your triceps, abs, and your upper back. As always, keep your core tight as you work through this move and make sure to keep the band behind your body with your shoulders and the back of your arms, for the best results. After you complete 20 reps, take a quick rest and move onto your next exercise.
3) The Resisted Push Up
Show off your push up skills while giving your chest, arms, back, and abs a killer workout. With the help of your resistance band, you can quickly make your push-ups more challenging. Remember that if regular pushups are a little too difficult, you can go into a modified push-up while using your resistance band. Work your way up to 15 reps in a row before going onto your next exercise.
4) The Curl to Press
This move will have you spending plenty of time in front of the mirror as you work your way towards a stronger chest, shoulders, biceps and legs. To get the most out of this workout, your core should be engaged and your upper body should remain still during both movements.
- Start with your Resistance band sitting comfortably underneath the arch of your feet, with your hands by your hips.
- Grab your band and curl up to your chest!
- From your curl, you’ll want to go into an overhead shoulder press.
- Extend your arms above your head into your press!
- Lower your hands back down to your hips and REPEAT!
Do 15 reps of this exercise before moving on.
Resistance band workouts are all about using the natural push and pull of your body against the band to get fast results. With so many different moves, you can get in a total body workout with one simple piece of fitness equipment. These fun workout options are great for everyone from newbies to the gym lovers. So break out your resistance band and get to the gym to start pulling your way to a better body.