If you’re looking for a workout that will allow you to access every major muscle in your body, then you may think you need a lot of expensive equipment. However, believe it or not, the right full body resistance band routine may be all you need.
When you choose a full body resistance band workout, you actually open yourself up to quite a number of advantages. To start, it’s very affordable. For another, it’s extremely versatile, which means you need one piece of equipment for the entire routine. You can also switch it up as often and in as many ways as you want. This lets you stay interested in your routine so you won’t get bored with it.
A full body resistance band workout is also perfect for people who travel and for people who don’t have a huge amount of space to do their exercises.
There are only six exercises you need to include in your routine to make sure you’ve accessed all your major muscle groups. For each one, do three rounds of 10 to 15 reps and be sure to rest for 30 seconds between each one. The exercises are:
· The bent-over row
· The band thruster
· The resisted pushup
· The monster walk
· The reverse flye
· And the split squat to curl
By completing all these moves, you’ll target your muscle groups with a constant and controlled amount of tension. Moreover, you’ll be confident in knowing that you’re doing a workout that isn’t going to be tough on your joints. By doing this workout on a regular basis – 3 to 4 times per week – you’ll be on the way to working out your whole body in a limited amount of time and with a minimal space or equipment investment.
These specific moves are great for targeting the whole body because many of them combine muscle groups to work more than one at once. For example, the bent-over rows work on rear deltoid (shoulder) and back strength, while the band-thruster works the shoulders, triceps and the legs all at one time.
Equally, the resisted pushup focuses on upper body strength particularly throughout the shoulders, triceps and chest. It boosts the intensity and results you’d receive from a traditional form of pushup. The reverse flye singles out the rear deltoids for some highly targeted strength building. The monster walk will give your lower body an amazing workout, particularly the glutes and quads. Splut squat to curls, on the other hand, provides another two-fer, boosting bicep and forearm strength while it works the glutes, quads and hamstrings.