Using resistance during exercise does not mean a woman has to worry about bulking up and gaining huge muscles.
A moderate amount of resistance helps build lean muscle mass and strengthens your muscles and joints. Resistance bands allow women to target different muscle groups while still exercising in the comfort of their own home.
New to resistance band training? The seated row is the ideal move for those new to exercise. Sit on the floor with your legs in front of you. Loop the resistance band around your feet and hold an end with each of your hands. Press your shoulders back to keep your shoulders, neck and spine in alignment. With your elbows close to your chest, pull the band towards the back of your body. Remember to contract your stomach muscles if you want fabulous abs. Hold the contraction for two seconds before releasing. Repeat for two sets of 10 reps.
Want to wear tank tops this summer and not have arm flab billow in the wind? Use a resistance band to target one of the most difficult muscles to exercise—the triceps. Wrap the resistance band around your mid-back and hold each end in place with the palms of your hands. Lift your body up on your toes while keeping your arms close to your sides. Bend your elbows and lower your chest to the floor. Elbows remain close to your sides. Push against the band to raise the body back to the starting position. Perform a total of 12 reps.
Women appreciate the importance of having a good-looking caboose. With the help of a resistance band, you can lift and tone your backside. Besides working the glutes, skaters with a resistance band targets the hamstrings. To begin, loop the resistance band under your feet and use your body weight to keep it in place. Put your legs shoulder-width apart. Step to the left until you feel tension in your leg from pushing against the band. Bend your knees to enter into a squatting position. Release and step back to the starting position. Switch sides and do a total of two sets of 12 reps for each leg.
Resistance band exercise and a Paleo diet made up of plenty fresh fruits, vegetables and lean meats ensure you’ll have the body you always dreamed of in no time, with no fear of looking overly muscular.
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