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Workout Wednesday: Fitness Band Workout

A resistance band is a small piece of exercise equipment and is an inexpensive, portable and very effective tool you need in your fitness routine.

Five Fitness band exercises

Lats/Upper back pulldowns

Hold the fitness band wider than the shoulders overhead and pull down and extend in the front of the body.

Bicep Curls

Place the band smoothly under both feet. Place your feet hip-width apart. Adjusting the tension by holding more or less of the band, begin curling the band up with palms facing your upper body.

Tricep Kickbacks

Standing on the band with feet hip-width apart, hold the band and extend both arms backward extending the triceps.

Side to side legs with fitness band

Begin by standing hip-width apart then step side to side while keeping the band in place.

Squat with fitness band

Standing on the fitness band with feet hip-width apart then hinged at the hips as if you were sitting back in a chair.

Tips for all exercises: make sure that you have the right strength band depending on your fitness level. Always check your band to make sure there are no tears. If you do find a tear, replace your band immediately.

Reps & Repeat

  • Lat pulldowns 10-12
  • Bicep Curls 10-12
  • Tricep Kickbacks 10-12
  • Side to side leg walks 5-6 on each side
  • Squats 10-12

Repeat the circuit two to three times.

Workout designed & demonstrated by Monica A., Group Fitness Instructor, OhioHealth McConnell Heart Health Center.