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There are seven total exercises this week, and the explanations below are a bit different from what you see above. That’s because we’re giving you options! Our infographic shows resistance band exercises that you can do on your own. The explanations below still use resistance bands, but they also use gym equipment as well. How you want to complete the exercises is up to you!
For the resistance band exercises below, complete 2-3 sets of 12-15 repetitions (or up to 25 repetitions for easier colored bands). You should warm up first with 5-10 minutes of light aerobic exercise and cool down with another 5-10 minutes of gentle exercise, plus some .
Resistance bands allow you to work out all of the same muscle groups you would be able to exercise using free weights or specialized machines at the gym. For example, you can stand on one end of the resistance band and pull upwards to do bicep curls. If you secure the band to the upper frame of a door, you can pull down to perform pulldowns or triceps pushdowns. Wrap the band around a vertical pole, and you can work on your chest, emulating the motions of butterfly presses. You can even use them in conjunction with other equipment; for example, using ankle resistance bands while performing your power stepper routines. The only limit to the number of resistance band exercises you can create is your own imagination.