Hit a slump in your fitness routine? Use a resistance band for added difficulty and visible results.
If you’re a regular gym goer, the first workout you’ve ever done probably doesn’t cut it anymore. The last thing you want is to keep doing the same exercises over and over, without seeing noticeable improvements, and eventually fall into a fitness plateau. To ramp up the intensity and add variation to your workout routine, one easy way is to start using a resistance band.
Stretchy, lightweight and incredibly compact, these handy bands will force you to fully engage your muscles as you have to work harder than you normally do. The best part? They can be used at home or in hotels. Here, we have 10 intense workouts that only require a resistance band. You can find them easily from sports gear shops like Movement First or major retail sites like Lazada.
This quick 10-minute workout is great for people who exercise in confined areas. All you need is sufficient space to kick your leg backwards and lie down.
To activate all your muscle groups, try this full body workout that uses a wide range of movements to push your body to its limits.
If you have a small resistance band (also called a thigh resistance band or a hip circle), you can still get an amazing workout. Don’t underestimate the mini band – this workout claims to torch 300 calories.
Hate when your “bat wings” or back fat spill over tank tops and tube tops? Say bye bye to flabby arms with this arm-toning workout.
Blast fat by targeting the biggest muscle group – your legs. This seven-move lower body workout is sure to get your thighs shaking.
(Also read: Yoga Poses to Get Stronger Legs)
If you’re a fan of HIIT but can’t last through a 45-minute class, try doing a shorter workout at home. The resistance band will definitely increase the challenge.
(Also read: The Low-Impact HIIT Workout Anyone Can Do)
Do this ab workout to build a stable core – and make daily activities and all other workouts easier. It is only eight minutes so chances are you will be able to fit it into your tight schedule.
(Also read: 6 Plank Variations That Will Give You 6 Pack Abs)
Sculpt your shoulders and back with this easy-to-follow video. Then, flaunt your toned upper body in off-shoulder tops and backless pieces.