Resistance bands are an inexpensive — and indispensable — tool every FBG should have in her exercise arsenal. They take up very little space in storage, making them great for working out at home or on the road, and you can work every major muscle group with just one band. Seriously.
Tube Resistance Bands Set with Attached Handles (affiliate link)
Now, that all sounds great, for sure, but if you’ve never used them before, it can be tricky to know where to start. And that’s exactly why we made this video — here are five simple exercises you can try with a resistance band today (and, if you watch all the way until the end, you’ll see one thing you should definitely not do). They’re suitable for beginners, but if you’re advanced, well, you’ll still find yourself challenged, too — just increase the resistance and/or reps.
Want to turn these resistance band exercises into a workout? Try the following twice through. If that feels easy, do the full circuit another time or two!
Resistance Band Workout
Biceps curls: 10 on each arm
Seated row: 15 (with control)
Leg press: 10 with both legs, then 5 to 10 single leg on each side
V-ups: 10 (nice and slow)
Monster walks: 20 steps to each side
This is just a sampling of what you can do with this cool tool. Did we miss your favorite resistance band exercise? Shout it out in the comments! I do love a good squat with shoulder press … —Kristen