ARM EXERCISES PRESENT the fewest difficulties for exercising with the 10- or 12-inch resistance loop band. Following are three easy- to-perform loop band exercises, and they cover each of the primary arm muscle groups and two adjacent muscle groups. Also they’re three of the easiest loop band exercises.
Standing Triceps Extension
Start with your feet about shoulder width apart. Relax the knees and tighten the abdominals while you grasp one end of the loop with your right hand and place it behind your back over the right shoulder. Your grasping hand should remain behind the neck with thumb pointing down, palm forward. Your hand should remain in that orientation throughout the exercise. From underneath, place the left hand behind your back, grasp the other end of the loop band at the small of your back, and hold at that level. Extend your right arm above the head. Extend at the elbow as you keep the shoulder steady. After completing ten repetitions, switch to the left side to finish a set.
Muscles affected: Triceps, forearms, trapezius
Kneeling Biceps Curl
Kneel onto your left knee; hold an end of the resistance band under the sole of your right foot. Grasp the other end of the loop band with the right hand and keep velcro products the palm up and the elbow rested on the right knee. Bending at the elbow, bring your right hand up and back toward the body as far as possible. Hold for the count of two. Complete a repetition by slowly returning to the starting position. Be sure to keep your abs flexed throughout the exercise. Complete your proscribed number of repetitions and switch sides in order to finish a set.
Muscles affected: Biceps, latissimus dorsi
Step the right leg into the loop and raise to your right thigh. Sit in a chair with one end of the resistance loop band under your thigh. Grasp the other end of the band with your right hand, hooking your thumb under the band. Start your reps by pushing out and up at a 45 degree angle to full extension at head level. Hold for the count of two and slowly lower back to the thigh while maintaining resistance. Perform ten repetitions and switch sides to complete a set. This exercise is best performed with the 12″ loop band.
Muscle affected: Deltoids, triceps
This newest generation of exercise band is a remarkable, convenient piece of exercise equipment. It’s portable, easy to use, and extremely effective for development of a well-toned, lithe body. And it’s relatively simple to attain a great workout. Just ten to 20 minutes, two or three times per week – that’s all you need to develop strength and lean muscle mass.
Correct form is important. Ensure that you study these directions before initiating each exercise. These bands are portable, inexpensive, and you can fit them in your pocket. You can start building your strong, fat burning body with these easy to use loop band exercises!
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