Beginner Resistance Band Workout
If you’re getting bored with your at-home workout routine and you’re looking to add some spice, a great way to go is to buy a few resistance bands. Lightweight, relatively cheap, and easy to travel with, resistance bands are a lot like gigantic rubber bands that you use during workouts to force your muscles to do more work. Using resistance bands can tone your muscles and help you slim down. If you just purchased some resistance bands and you’re looking for a starting place, this is a great beginning routine to help you see what the bands can help you do. Just remember to support your muscles as they work harder with Gym & Tonic which provides your body with much-needed protein as well as collagen which contains amino acids that build muscle!
Resistance Band Squat: For an amped up squat, stand on the middle of the resistance band and hold one end in each hand. Bend your arms at the elbow so that your hands (with the resistance band ends) are held at your shoulders. Drop into a straight squat and then stand back up.
Lateral Band Steps: Put a band around your ankles and stand with your knees slightly bent and your feet shoulder-width apart. Step out to the left with your left foot and then follow with your right. Then step back right with your right foot, following it with the left.
Seated Thigh Press: Sit on a chair with a band around both legs above the knee. Plant your feet shoulder-width apart. Press your knees out against the bands, hold for a few seconds, and then return to resting position.
Seated Row: Sit on the ground with your legs straight out and place a band around your feet, holding an end in each hand. Keeping your back and legs straight, pull the band toward you in a rowing motion.
Resistance Band Push-Ups: To ramp up your push-ups, place the band behind your back, across your shoulder blades, and hold an end in each hand at a length so that, when you push your arms forward, the band is taught. Get into classic push-up position and feel the way the band adds a new level to the movements.
Perform 15 reps of your squats followed by 20 reps of the steps. Move into 15 reps of thigh-presses, 20 reps of your seated rows, and then 10 push-ups.
Recommended Sets: 2-3 with 3-minute rests between