Are you ready to get in shape and tone those trouble areas?
Finding workouts for beginners that challenges you could be difficult. You want to have toned arms, buns, and abs but don’t know how to get started.
Working out with an exercise band could be the solution to the problem. You can work on every muscle group and get in great shape with the use of these bands.
We put together 5 simple exercises perfect for beginners. Ready to get in shape?
1. Lunge with Bicep Curl
Place your right foot forward and left foot back. Use your front foot and step on the center of the band. Grab the handles of the resistance band and face them out.
Move down into a lunge with your back leg as low as you can. While you’re down in the lunge, do a bicep curl bending your arm at the elbow. When you curl your palms should be facing your body.
Repeat this movement 20 times with each leg.
2. Squat with Overhead Press
Begin by spreading your feet shoulder-width apart and stepping on the center of your exercise band. Grab the handles and raise your arms to the height of your shoulders. Your palms should face front.
Now that you’re in the right position squat making sure your knees don’t go past your toes. As you perform the squat you should lift your arms into a shoulder press.
The weight should stay on your heels and your back always straight. Start with 20 reps.
3. Side Lunge With Side Raise
Repeat this workout about 15 to 20 times on each side for a maximum burn. First, stand with your feet wide. Just a bit wider than shoulder-width.
If you start with your right leg step on the end of a band and hold the handle with your right hand as well. Lunge to the side bending your left knee and pulling the right hand to the left.
Return to your standing position and raise your right arm to shoulder level. Repeat the movement on the other side.
4. Bent-Over Row
Separate your feet shoulder-width apart and stand on the center of the band. This exercise will work your biceps, shoulders, and lower back.
Bend your knees a bit and relax them, bend your waist, and push your hips back. Keeping your back straight bend your elbows back and pull the band towards your hip.
Don’t forget to breathe as you squeeze your shoulder blades at the top. Your elbows will form a 90-degree angle. Row for 12 to 15 reps.
5. Lateral Raises
Lateral raises will primarily work your shoulders and it’s the perfect way beginners can build up strength.
First, grab the handles and stand on the middle of the resistance band with both feet to create tension. Place the handles and rest them on the sides of your legs.
Take a deep breath, and with your palms facing your legs, extend your arms up above your shoulders and exhale. Remember to keep your back straight and a slight bend in your knees.
Repeat this workout 3 times for 10 to 15 reps. When you get more comfortable, these exercise bands come in different levels of resistance.
Ready for the Exercise Band Challenge?
With these beginner workouts, you will soon feel stronger and will be able to tackle more advanced exercises.
As with every exercise program be consistent and listen to your body.
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