5 Fitness Band Resistance Exercises When On The Go

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5 Fitness Band Resistance Exercises When On The Go

Maintaining your fitness at times seems like an impossible task, especially when your life demands you are on the go. Whether it’s work or a holiday that pulls you away form your exercise routine, the one thing you do not want to lose is your fitness you worked hard for.

No need to skip your exercise when you’re on the go.

Think you need a pile of weights to get in shape?

Rock out with the band and stay fit while on the go.

Resistance bands are a great, they are a portable exercise equipment which are also easily stored, making them perfect for home use and hotel workouts.

Fitness Band

Which are some of the resistance band exercises, that you can do at home, or on the go?

1. Lunges with bicep curl

 

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In this exercise you need to place the center of the band under the left foot. With an underhand grip on the handles of the band, do a biceps curl while bending your knees to lower to a back lunge, as illustrated in the image above. Depending on your fitness level, complete 10 or 20 repetitions and then switch legs and repeat.

2. Hugging the world

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For this exercise you need to stand with feet wider than your shoulders and keep the toes out. Now you need to wrap the band around your back, at the back and it is best to do it around the bra level. Now extend the arms to the side and these needs to be slightly curved. Now you need to bring the finger tips together and then bend your knees till your thighs are parallel to the floor.

Do 10 – 20 reps.

3. Squat with the overhead press

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Have parallel feet and keep the shoulder wide apart and then stand with both feet in the middle of your fitness band. Now you need to hold the handles at  shoulder height and your palms need to face away from you and elbows bent. While you press your arm directly over your head you need to squat deeply. Do 10 – 20 reps.

4. Crunch

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In this exercise you need to loop the band around a stable object. Lie on the floor on your back while holding the handles of the band with your arms extended . Raise your legs and bend your knees, then crunch towards your knees. Do 10- 20  reps.

5. Monkey around

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Stand on the band with both feet shoulder- width apart in a half squat, soft knees and hands on the handles. Now you need to bend the torso to the right and then lift the left elbow upwards. This is a fun way to do exercise and still yields a lot of results.Do 10-20 reps.

So now when you travel there is no need to let go off your exercise routine. All that you need to do is to carry your fitness bands and get the best out of your exercise routine even on the go.

It might be a good idea to purchase a reputable fitness band to help you keep track of your physical activity and it can help you reach your goal. Some can even read your heart rate.

Fitness Bands

Resistance bands are a great addition to any strength training routine and come in a variety of sizes, lengths, and strengths. This portable exercise equipment is also easily stored, taking very little space in your luggage, making it perfect for home use, hotel workout.  They are literally your answer to fitness on the go. Just like weights, exercise bands come in a range of resistance levels, from highly stretchable to heavy-duty strength.

When in doubt, a fitness professional can help determine which band is right for you, depending on your fitness level and specific workout plan.

Exercise illustrations by Jason Lee

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