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Three Basic Resistance Band Exercises

Nov 19, 2010

Seated Rowing: Start by sitting on the floor and looping the resistance bands securely around each foot, while holding the bands extend your legs straight out in front of you. Keeping your back straight and shoulders square, bring your elbows towards you, keeping them close to your sides. Pull the bands to your body, pause, then return to the start. Do ten reps of this.

Push Ups: This is done like a standard push up with your hands on the floor shoulder-width apart. Take one band, put it behind your back, position the band so that you have tight resistance across your shoulders with one end of the band in each hand. Proceed with a normal push up lowering yourself to the floor and back up for ten reps.

Frog Push: Lie on the floor, face up, with your hips and knees at 90 degrees. Loop the band around your feet, then cross the ends to make an X in front of your legs. While holding one end in each hand, position your hands on the floor beside your hips. Tighten your core muscles, such as your abs and glutes, while extending your legs into the air straight in front of you, while keeping your legs off the ground. As you extend, your legs will create a 45 degree angle with the floor Pause and hold for 10-15 seconds to start, then return bend your knees to slowly to the starting position. Do 10 reps.

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