It’s resistance-band time again! Last week, I shared a super quick 15-minute upper-body resistance band workout that I put together and completed several times while visiting Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday. And because the only tool I had for exercise during that visit was a single resistance band, I also used it for a quick full-body workout.
If you’ve never used a band before, it’s an elastic piece of tubing, which is easy to transport and gives you the ability to complete a variety of functional movements for the entire body. You can make it as hard or as easy as you want depending on the elasticity of the band and the position of your body to the band.
Also, bands allow you to apply constant resistance at different parts of the movement in any plane (i.e. straight up and down, side to side or rotational), whereas dumbbells and free weights always have the force of gravity working against them and work best in the vertical plane.
3-move full-body resistance band workout
*Disclaimer: While I’m a personal trainer, I’m not your personal trainer. Please consult a professional before trying a new workout routine. Proceed with caution, my friends.
For this one, all you need to do is warm up, grab a band and get to work. No impact, no cardio, just simple resistance training, done in 15 minutes.
Here are links to proper form demonstrations for all of the moves …
Finish up with some stretching and get on with your day!
If you’re in the market for a resistance band, check out this braided one and this light one. The one I always travel with is this medium one. And by the way, you can use your band for a few other things — I use mine for upper-body mobility moves to warm up, as well as to stretch the back of my hamstrings while lying on my back.Got a resistance band and a few minutes? Try this full-body workout ... #fitness #FitFluential… Click To Tweet
For more short at-home routines, check out my Fitness page. Have an awesome day!
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