8 Upper Body Resistance Band Workouts

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6/28/2011 10:00 AM   :  20 comments   :  33,101 Views

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Last week's fitness round-up blog featured eight lower body resistance band exercises. As mentioned earlier, resistance bands are a great investment to add to your fitness arsenal. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are quite convenient to tuck away in your luggage when you travel. And studies have shown that resistance bands can offer many of the same fitness benefits as using free weights or gym machines.



Abs, Arms and Chest

Punch with a Band

Shoulders and Back

Split Lunge Row with Tubing

Back, arms, obliques and hips

Pull Downs

Back

Seated Rows

Biceps

Biceps Curls with Band

Triceps

Triceps Extension

Shoulders and Triceps


Kickback

Rectus Abdominus (abs), Transverse Abdominus, Obliques

Standing Cable Rotation

Below are a links to Coach Nicole's Video Exercises using resistance bands.

7-Minute Upper Body Resistance Band Workout

Intro to Exercising with Resistance Bands

20 Minute Resistance Band Workout

Do you own resistance bands? Would you be willing to bring them with you the next time you have travel plans?


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  • FITNESSFREAK83
    20
    I got my Resistance Bands on Amazon and these are great Bands:
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    - 4/23/2014   3:20:04 PM
  • DANBRADSTER
    19
    The instructional photos for these exercises are here - www.sportsscience.co/equipment/elas
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    / - 1/12/2013   6:13:33 AM
  • 18
    I do, I would, and I did. - 7/4/2011   1:14:12 PM
  • 17
    Just bought some! My 16 year old son has already used them and likes them. I am going away a couple times this summer and that's why I bought them - easy to travel with. Will be trying them this coming weekend. - 7/4/2011   2:29:14 AM
  • 16
    I always bring them but the question is do I USE them! The answer is "not always". I love to follow Nicole's videos but the band exercises don't seem to be available for sale and while traveling, playing them would be an issue anyways. Ideally, they could become available for a Kindle. I always have my Kindle with me and I understand that videos can be formatted for the Kindle and played back on the machine. That would be ideal! - 6/29/2011   10:08:08 PM
  • 15
    I do have resistance bands and should use them more than I do. I'll have to get back to using them. Thanks for the exercises. - 6/29/2011   9:19:27 PM
  • 14
    I'm planning to ask for resistance bands for my birthday. I've been collecting exercises (from books) to use with them. The illustrations here cover some things I haven't seen. Thanks! - 6/29/2011   5:05:28 PM
  • 13
    My favorite way to work out... bands! Thanks for sharing. - 6/29/2011   10:50:32 AM
  • 12
    I did some and tried to add them to my plan - the frog push and the punches with band - I added my first user added exercises - but in a few weeks when I want to look at how I did them correctly - It won't be there. Don't know that I will go back to this blog - to be honest. Can you add them??? Please with demo. - 6/29/2011   9:12:09 AM
  • 11
    The P90X work out with Tony Horton uses bands when you start at the beginner level. - 6/29/2011   1:47:01 AM
  • 10
    I do and I did take them with me when I went to my daughter's for mother's day. - 6/28/2011   10:55:33 PM
  • 9
    I found them!! Now I can start using them! - 6/28/2011   5:49:34 PM
  • CHICA_BORICUA
    8
    still like my weights! - 6/28/2011   2:32:13 PM
  • 7
    Yep!! Leaving for a "vacation" mission trip in 10 days. Already planning to pack the resistance bands, yoga mat and running shoes. Not sure if I'll have time to do everything I want to do based on our schedule, but I'm going to try. - 6/28/2011   1:46:26 PM
  • GIGIHEALTHY
    6
    I need to dust mine off and start using them again! Thx - 6/28/2011   1:35:18 PM
  • IMEATINGWELL
    5
    I have them, and they pack easily! - 6/28/2011   12:06:15 PM
  • 4
    I have used resistance bands, and they really provide a workout! - 6/28/2011   12:00:03 PM
  • 3
    I attended a conference where one of the vendors gave away a resistance band and a step counter to those staying in the conference hotel. It was in your room when you checked in. I wouldn't have thought of bringing those along when traveling, but now I always do. And thanks to today's blog, I can print some exercises. - 6/28/2011   11:40:41 AM
  • 2
    I totally agree. I was working away from home for 9 months and took my bands with me. It was great to do a workout without having to go to a gym when you are already paying for lodging. - 6/28/2011   11:38:43 AM
  • 1
    Perfect timing! I am headed out for a two week vacation soon and was planning on taking my resistance band with me. I will add these to my list of exercises. Thanks! - 6/28/2011   10:36:04 AM

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