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Resistance Bands: Follow 3 Simple Exercises That Help Get Great Abs

Posted Aug 23 2011 3:15pm

Making use of resistance bands is definitely a powerful element to bring into any exercise workout, and there’s no exception with stomach workouts. There are a variety of exercise routines aiming for the stomach area that work really well using resistance bands.

Resistance bands are available in a number of resistances, normally shown by the coloring of the band for example – green is usually minimal resistance, yellow can be medium, red for maximum and so on. Be sure to select a resistance level that’s suitable for you and your workouts, once you’ve started using resistance tubes regularly, you can then progress gradually as required.

Don’t go crazy by instantly getting the most advanced set of resistance bands on the market, doing this could very well result in serious injuries. And don’t forget that just like any exercise routine, make sure you check with an expert prior to starting with new exercises, particularly if you have a medical history. And once more thing that many people forget – warm-up and cool down adequately to prevent injuries.

This particular workout offers the exact same advantages as the basic stomach crunch, though with much less strain on the neck and minus the potential minor discomfort that accompanies lying down on the ground. This is because it works with a resistance band instead of gravitational forces to supply the level of resistance.

  • With this stomach workout, you’ve got to be sitting on a chair with a straight back.
  • Sit up straight with your feet placed flat on the ground as wide apart as your hips.
  • Contract your stomach muscles, and slowly and gradually bend forward to about a forty five degree position.
  • Replicate for a complete set.
  • Make sure you keep your feet on the ground and your back as straight as you possibly can.
  • Stand up, once more with your feet hip width apart.
  • Put both hands over your head, holding the resistance band (or resistance tube as they are sometimes called)approximately 18 inches apart.
  • With your left-hand over your head, take your right hand out sideways, elbow bent at about a 90 degree angle.
  • Keep your left arm still while you contract your stomach muscles and lower your right arm until finally your hand is in line with your chest area.
  • Keep this position, then gradually come back.
  • Repeat for a full set, then swap hands.
  • Keep your back straight and prevent bending or leaning over at the waistline.

For yet another challenge, try this workout standing on 1 foot. Execute the exercise with both of your hands while standing on your left foot, then do everything once again while standing on your right foot.

With this stomach exercise, you need to sit down on a flat surface area, ideally the ground. Make use of a mat or bath towel for extra padding to help ease potential stress on your tail bone.

  • Sit down with your legs bent and heels on the ground.
  • Your toes ought to be pointing upward – don’t place your feet flat on the ground. Loop the resistance band around your feet, put 1 end in each hand and place both hands together.
  • In a rolling movement, lower your body towards the ground approximately forty five degrees.
  • While you do that, twist off to the right and spread both hands to the side.
  • Maintain for a second, then switch back to the center and lift your body back to the start position.
  • Your heels ought to stay on the ground through the entire workout. Perform complete set, then change to the left side for the best workout using resistance bands.

The resistance band or resistance tube, is a practical and flexible piece of fitness equipment, that provides light resistance through the complete range of motion. The tubes will allow for isolation of targeted muscle groups and full range of motion exercises. Resistance bands are probably the least expensive exercising equipment on the market that can give a powerful upper- and lower body exercise routine for almost anybody.


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