Exercise bands can be fun to use because of how stretchy they are. But do you know these bands can put in some serious work if you know how to utilize them correctly? For those of you who are looking for some great exercises to perform with your Sup-R Band®, we got the proper workouts for you. Read below to learn some of our favorite resistance band exercises.
Deadlifting is great for increasing core strength and core stability as well as improving posture. It is usually done with a weight bar in the gym but using a Sup-R Band® is just as effective. To begin, stand with your feet hip-distance apart and then wrap the Sup-R Band® of your choice around your feet. Next, grab the top of the Sup-R Band® with both hands, and stand up straight. After this you can loosen your hips and lower yourself down. Make sure your knees are slightly bent so that your hands go just past your knees. Slowly return to the starting position to complete the rep.
Banded Leg Lower
Banded leg lowers are great for rapidly activating your glutes and engaging your hips. To begin, select the Sup-R Band® you are most comfortable with and lie down on the ground with it. Wrap one end of the Sup-R Band® around your right foot and hold the other end in both hands. Then, lift your legs in the air so that they form a 90-degree angle in conjunction with the rest of your body. Finally, slowly lower your left leg until it nearly touches the ground and then return to the starting position to complete the rep. Now do this as many times as you can and then switch to the opposite side and do the same thing for that side.
A fun name for a great exercise, the penguin crunch works on your obliques to make them nice and lean. To begin, select the Sup-R Band® resistance you are most comfortable with and then lie on the ground with your knees bend and feet pressed into the floor. Then, hold the Sup-R Band® between your hands, and lift your arms over your head so that your biceps are near your ears. Making sure you are keeping tension in the Sup-R Band®, move your upper body about a foot to the right, then return to the starting position. Do this same motion on your opposite side to complete the rep. Practice this exercise as many times as you like for about a minute or two to complete the set.
You can do just about any exercise with the Sup-R Band®. This versatile band comes in a roll or Singles® strips for those of you who just want to open it up and go.
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Article written by William Graves.