Strength Training Moves to Do with a Resistance Band February 06, 2018 09:36

Reverse muscle loss, boost your metabolism, and decrease belly fat with these exercises.

strength training with resistance band

Strength training has numerous benefits, such as reversing the muscle loss that happens as you age, boosting your metabolism, and decreasing belly fat. These exercises call for continuous-loop resistance bands. A resistance band should be heavy enough to challenge your body, but not so heavy that it causes sharp pain or excessive soreness for more than 3 days. You will find that bands come in multiple levels of resistance; the wider and heavier the band, the more resistance.

Play around with the bands until you figure out which one gives you the right amount of resistance for each move. For example, you’ll want a lighter band for moves like overhead presses and a heavier one for things like dead lifts. As you get stronger, upgrade to a heavier band.

strength training with resistance bands

It is recommended doing these moves 2 or 3 times a week for 30 minutes at a time, especially for beginners.

Resistance Band Split Squat  Sets: 2 to 3  Reps: 8 to 12 (each leg)

Seated Resistance Band Row    Sets: 2 to 3  Reps: 10 to 12

Resistance Band Overhead Press  Sets: 2 to 3  Reps: 10 to 12

resistance band strength training

Resistance Band Upright Row With Side Step  Sets: 2 to 3  Reps: 10 to 12 (each leg)

Resistance Band Dead lift    Sets: 2 to Reps: 10 to 12