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Favorite Fitness Travel Gadget

resistance loops and bands


 

 

These little versatile guys can go anywhere: home, office, or even in the car while waiting to pick up the kids from school.

 

Why I love them so much: They are great not only for workouts, but also for stretching and doing a proper posture check.

 

My favorite exercise with loops: A lot of the exercises I do with loops are for posture.

 

Shoulder squeeze:

Place the loop around both forearms. Extend arms to the front no higher than shoulder height. palms face each other. Squeeze the shoulder blades back and together to pull the arms apart. This will really help get rid of the hunch back that is becoming more and more prevalent with all of our excess tech use. 

 

 

Deltoid Lift:

Do the same set up as the shoulder squeeze just behind your back. For this line up the arms closer to your seat so you can sit upright. Try reaching away from the sides of your body to activate your deltoids. This again will help with proper posture, just make sure to keep your shoulders away from your ears or you will get neck pain.

 

 

My favorite exercises with bands: short, simple, effective, and do them anywhere.

Bicep curl:

You can truly do these anywhere because you do these seated. Sit on one side of the band and hold the other end in your right hand. Put your left hand on your hip and sit as tall as you can. glue the right elbow to your waist and curl your fist toward your shoulder, repeat. I like to do 15-20 reps Don’t forget to workout both sides.

Seated Leg press:

Sitting tall walk your bum to the front edge of your chair. Hold the ends of the band in your hands. make sure to plant your feet firmly on the ground and place the right arch of your foot in the center of the band. Lift the knee towards your chest without slouching or leaning forward, and the extend the leg long on the diagonal, repeat. I like to do 20-25 reps. Don’t forget to even out with the other leg.

 

 

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