There are never-ending excuses for not working out. The most common barriers to exercising that people have indicated are time, money, and not appropriate space. Here is the catch for you all, you don’t have to pay heavy fees at any gym, buy a piece of expensive equipment, or have a lot of space to get your body in shape.
One of the low-cost and most effective ways to keep fit is resistance band workouts. Resistance bands are super-easy to pack, and you can carry them almost anywhere and exercise in a hotel room or a studio apartment.
Also, recent research has shown that engaging in resistance band workouts improves gait function, overall awareness of the body, and flexibility. Here are some muscle-building home resistance band workouts that will help you get fitter and target your larger and smaller stabilizing muscles.
For this exercise, place your feet shoulder-width apart with toes pointed forward. Put the resistance band under the arches of your feet. Then you need to tighten your core and keep the chest up. After finding your ground, start to bend your knees slightly, but be sure not to drive your hips back lower than your knees. Also, look for the forceful contraction of your glutes by pushing them forward. Be careful not to lean back, as you should fully contract your glutes. Pause here and then return to the starting position. During the whole process, keep your heart open and move from the center (core).
To nail the biceps curl, stand on your resistance band with feet shoulder-width apart. Then hold the end of the band with one hand. Stand keeping your back straight and look forward while performing this exercise. Hold the band so that there is a small amount of tension between the hand and your feet. After making sure you feel comfortable, start pulling the band up towards the shoulder with arm bending at the elbow. One golden rule for better results is don’t whip your arm up and down and go as slow as you can.
For overhead squats, step onto the resistance band with your feet, again shoulder-width apart. Grasp the upper part of the belt with both hands. Stand straight, face facing forward, keep your chest up and back straight. Activate your core muscles and push the string with your hands, wrists pointing towards the ceiling. Begin the movement by squatting down to a 90-degree angle or as far as your body allows you to. During the entire motion, keep your hands pushing upwards. Controlled movements are critical to a proper squat. Return slowly to the starting position. Avoid rounding or arching your back. Make sure your knees are parallel to your ankles.