Updated: Apr 22
How can something that weighs the same as an empty water bottle have so much impact on the body? It was a question I kept asking myself every time I glanced at my wife’s resistance band. At the time, she just had one and I wasn’t impressed by any means.
That was until I actually picked it up and tried it. What a concept.
I was just screwing around doing some arm curls when I realized my biceps were burning. I ended up doing a whole bicep workout with that resistance band and now year years later, I have the Fitness Made Easy platform.
The platform is centered around resistance band workouts and exercise, with some aerobic cardio thrown in as well. We have enough content to keep you working out for the next two years, and we have recently expanded to offer resistance band boot camps.
In putting together the platform I have naturally gained a big collection of videos and more importantly tips. Below are seven sweet resistance band exercises you can try and if you don’t have any resistance bands, I highly suggest the SPRI brand.
Standing Resistance Band Loop Biceps
If you aren’t familiar with this one you might want to check it out. This is one of those things that you have to feel to understand. The premise is simple, you stick your hands through the loop and keep them at shoulder width to create good resistance.
From there you curl until you hurl. Well maybe not hurl but you will definitely feel the burn, and this one can literally be done from anywhere.
4 sets, 10 to 13 reps
Standing Resistance Band Tube Lat Pulls
Get ready to work the back like no one’s business. Put both feet on the resistance band and keep them at shoulders width. From there cross over the handles and bend at the waist. Keep your back straight and pull the handles through your body.
This is a killer back routine that is great for toning and preventing injury down the road. I suggest trying the SPRI green resistance band tube for the ladies, and SPRI red resistance band tube for the men.
4 sets, 10 reps
Standing Resistance Band Tube Standing Chest Press
Just watch the video to see how this one is done. It works and when done with consistency, can chisel the chest.
5 Sets, 12 reps
Standing Resistance Band Loop Wall Pushups
The hidden gem of the bunch is this one. Like we did with the bicep exercise above, put both hands back through and keep them shoulder width. Angle your body so your feet are out ward from the wall and simply press.
The sensation is a little odd at first but really pushes the chest muscles.
5 set, 15 reps
Standing Resistance Band Tube Shoulder Press
This one is the beast of the bunch. Put both feet on the band, hold the handles and press your hands above your head. The burn you get from these bad boys will get you ready for the next state fair arm wrestling content.
4 sets – 7 to 10 reps
Sitting Resistance Band Tube Assisted Sit Ups
This one is by far the most unused exercise of the bunch. Lock your band in with an anchor and use the handles as leverage to do old fashion sit ups. That’s right, the same ones they were doing 10,000 years ago.
This one will really help you get your core game back on track. Start out with a band that has more resistance and eventually work your way down to a lighter one. Awesome exercise!
6 sets, 20 reps (go big or go home)
Resistance Band Tube Triceps
Ladies and gentlemen, this one is hands down the best way to burn, tone and build the triceps. Did you know that the tricep is 75% of your upper arm? It pays in so many ways to keep the triceps on point.
Anchor your resistance band from a high point, step back and push the handles down. The key is to let the tricep do the work. Meaning, you should have little movement in your body. Technique is the key with these and boy do they work!
4 sets, 12 reps
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