Resistance Bands Circuit

This video is a combination of 5 exercises using a resistance bands.

Bicep Curls

  1. To begin, stand on an exercise band so that tension begins at arm’s length. Your arms should be hanging at your sides with your palms facing forward. Look directly ahead, keeping your chest up, with your feet shoulder-width apart. This will be your starting position.
  2. Initiate the movement by flexing the elbows to curl the weight. Do not use momentum or flex through the shoulder, instead use a controlled motion.
  3. reverse the movement back to starting position.
  4. Repeat recommended repetitions

Front Raises

  1. To begin, stand on an exercise band so that tension begins at arm’s length. Adopt a pronated, shoulder-width grip from a standing position.
  2. Allow your arms to hang straight down to mid thigh with the elbows extended. Your head should face forward, with your shoulders back and your chest up. Maintain a neutral spine and contract your abs to provide core support. This will be your starting position.
  3. Initiate the movement by flexing the shoulder, raising the weight straight out in front of you. Keep the elbows extended and the wrist neutral throughout the movement. Continue the upward movement of the arms until just above shoulder height.
  4. At the top of the motion, pause briefly, and then slowly return to the starting position.

Upright Row

  1. To begin, stand on an exercise band so that tension begins at arm’s length. Grasp resistance band handles with a pronated (palms facing your thighs) grip that is slightly less than shoulder width.  Your arms should be extended with a slight bend at the elbows and your back should be straight. This will be your starting position.
  2. Use your side shoulders to lift the cable bar as you exhale. The band should be close to the body as you move it up. Continue to lift it until it nearly touches your chin. Tip: Your elbows should drive the motion. As you lift the bar, your elbows should always be higher than your forearms. Also, keep your torso stationary and pause for a second at the top of the movement.
  3. Lower the bar back down slowly to the starting position. Inhale as you perform this portion of the movement.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Lateral Raises

  1. To begin, stand on an exercise band so that tension begins at arm’s length. Grasp the handles using a pronated (palms facing your thighs) grip that is slightly less than shoulder width. The handles should be resting on the sides of your thighs. Your arms should be extended with a slight bend at the elbows and your back should be straight. This will be your starting position.
  2. Use your side shoulders to lift the handles to the sides as you exhale. Continue to lift the handles until they are slightly above parallel. Tip: As you lift the handles, slightly tilt the hand as if you were pouring water and keep your arms extended. Also, keep your torso stationary and pause for a second at the top of the movement.
  3. Lower the handles back down slowly to the starting position. Inhale as you perform this portion of the movement.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Push-ups

  1. Get in the push-up position on your toes with your hands directly under your shoulders. Your body should be as straight as possible, maintaining the neutral alignment of your head. This is your start position.
  2. Allow your elbows to break as you lower your body toward the floor but don’t allow it to touch. Keep your body as straight as possible. Your elbows should be pointing rearward, bent about 90 degrees, at the bottom position.
  3. Press back up through your hands to full arm extension.
  4. Repeat for the required number of reps.

Video Credit – Fit Girl Nikki LLC
Exercise Caption – Bodybuilding.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: