Hi, I'm Sara Kapuchinski, owner of i heart fitness. Today we're going to talk about how to use exercise bands without handles. So using resistance bands without handles is pretty simple. You're going to use it in a very similar fashion. Resistance bands without handles come in many different levels of resistance ranging from light to heavier. So you want to really just make a point of knowing what type of resistance you're looking for. Most packs you can find come in three packs from light medium to heavier resistance. I like to fold my band in half to create more resistance depending on what muscle group I'm working. For our purposes today, I'm going to do a bicep curl and a couple of arm exercises. I'm going to unravel my band, hook it around the arches of my feet and then cross it to increase the resistance, holding it in my hands and our bicep curl. So I'm seated tall on my sits bones, yeah, my feet are flexed, providing me more resistance, elbows are at my side. I'm just going to bicep curl up, hold, contract the bicep, squeezing the muscle to the bone and then release. I'm going to bicep curl, hold, squeeze and then reluctantly release, again bicep curl, squeeze, keeping core in tight, seated tall on my sits bones. Now I can also do a couple of other exercises here, palms facing in to one another, tight grip on the band, I'm going to row backwards, good. I'm going to row backwards, again seated tall on my sits bones, spreading my collarbone wide, keeping my core stable. Row backwards, squeezing my shoulders down into the lats in my back, some of the largest muscles on the body by the way. The larger the muscle, the more calories burned, just a little hot tip. Squeeze back, exhale, breath, inhale, release. I'm Sara Kapuchinski, owner of i heart fitness. Thanks for joining us today as we talked about how to use exercise bands without handles.
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Exercise resistance bands without handles may be easily stored and are highly adaptable. Elastic band resistance training, which is widely used in physical rehabilitation, may be easily adopted by people of all fitness levels for exercise. Use your band for a whole-body workout to increase your strength and endurance without the worry of costly and heavy strength training equipment. The bands are available in a variety of resistance levels. So, as your strength improves, you can move up to a more resistant band for increased challenge.