8 EXERCISES WITH A RESISTANCE BAND - YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE

A resistance band is the perfect accessory for toning up: it's lightweight, small and inexpensive. What's not to love?! Plus, it's versatile and can be used anywhere for a full-body workout. A must! Check out our favourite exercises.

your toneband routine

A resistance band is the perfect accessory for toning up: it's lightweight, small and inexpensive. What's not to love?! Plus, it's versatile and can be used anywhere for a full-body workout. A must! Check out our favourite exercises.

EXERCISE 1: LUNGES

#Toning #Thighs #Glutes

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The proper position:

Step your right leg forward and your left leg behind you in a lunge position, keeping your hips squared.

Place your right foot in the first notch and both hands in the fourth notch.

EXERCISE 2: SUPINE SIDE LEG RAISES

#Toning #Glutes

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The proper position:

Lie on your right side, keeping your heels, knees, hips and shoulders aligned. Bend your right leg slightly for stability.

Keep your feet together, with your head resting on your right arm.

Place your left hand in front of you.

Keep your hips in a neutral position and engage your core.

Place your feet in the resistance band with 3 to 4 notches between both feet.

EXERCISE 3: STANDING SIDE LEG RAISES

#Toning #Glutes

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The proper position:

Stand on your mat.

Place your feet slightly wider than hip width apart, hands on your waist.

Place your feet in the resistance band with 2 to 3 notches between both feet.

EXERCISE 4: BACK EXTENSIONS

#Toning #Lowerback #Glutes

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The proper position:

Stand on your mat.

Place your feet hip width apart.

Keep your back straight, hips neutral.

Place your feet in the middle notches of your band, hands in the end notches. There should be tension in the band.

EXERCISE 5: SPINE TWISTS

#Toning #Core #Waist

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The proper position:

Sit on your mat, legs and back straight.

Stretch your arms out in front of you, parallel to your legs.

Place your feet in the notches in the middle of the resistance band and your hands in the notches at the end.

EXERCISE 6: PLANKS

#Toning #Core

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The proper position:

Kneel on your mat.

Keep your back straight, heels under your bum.

With the strap behind your back, place your hands in the end notches of the strap.

EXERCISE 7: BENCH PRESSES

#Toning #Arms #Chest

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The proper position:

Lie on your back, legs bent to 90°, elbows at your sides.

Keep your hips on the floor.

Place your resistance band behind your back and hold it by the end notches.

EXERCISE 8: DIAGONAL EXTENSION

#Toning #Back #Shoulders

Level ++

The proper position:

Stand on your mat.

Place your left leg in front of you, back straight.

Place your left foot in the first notch of the resistance band, with your right hand in the third notch.

Lean towards the ground, keeping your back straight.

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