Fitness Training Using Resistance Bands For the Lower Body

Fitness Training Using Resistance Bands For the Lower Body

Posted by Myosource Kinetic Bands on 5th Jul 2019

While scouring the internet for fitness training equipment that you can use for your regular gym or home workouts, you heard about resistance bands and you're probably asking yourself what are they good for and how will these bands help you achieve your goals in physical fitness. What people don't know is that resistance bands outweigh the benefits of your regular cardio routine. 


What are Lower Body Resistance Bands?

Resistance bands are elastic bands that you can use in all types of training exercises - sports training, gym workouts, home exercises, cheer & dance, martial arts, and whole lot more! It's practically your all-in-one exercising or strength training equipment at an affordable price. There are different types of resistance bands. These bands are great for strengthening your legs and butt, hips, and core. They are also portable so you can use them anywhere you go. Mini Loop Bands have 7 different levels of resistance and are helpful in toning and firming your body, during warm up exercises, and you can even use them during yoga or pilates.


How do Resistance Bands Help?

Resistance bands are suggested by physical therapists for their patients because they are beneficial for strengthening the muscles. These awesome bands can also help improve your posture and lower the risk of injury compared to using free weights.

Here are some exercises to get started using resistance bands. 

     

Glute Bridge

This is a lower body exercises that targets the hips, glutes, lower back, and core. 

1. Pull the band up right above your knees. 

2. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.

3. Engage your core and raise your hips off the ground.

4. Hold your position for 3 seconds and slowly return to starting position.

     

Donkey Kick

This exercise helps strengthen the glutes, lower back, and core.

1. Attach the leg straps right above your knees and hook the resistance bands.

2. Get down on all fours with your hands under your shoulders and your knees under your hips.

3. Lift your left knee up until it is in line with your body.

4. Slowly lower your leg back down to starting position and repeat for 10-15 reps before moving on to the right leg.

You can check out this post for other glute firming exercises with Kinetic Bands®.

     

Lateral Walk

1. Pull the glute band up right around your ankles. 

2. Stand with your feet apart and knees slightly bent.

3. Walk laterally, while keeping your feet apart.

4. Keep taking small steps to the right then repeat the same steps to the left. 

     

Squat

1. Attach the leg straps right above your knees and hook the resistance bands.

2. Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart.

3. Bend your knees and position yourself like you're sitting in a chair. 

4. Pause for a few seconds then push yourself up to starting position and repeat.

      

Final Note

These are many other types of lower body exercises that you can do using lower body resistance bands. These bands are great for achieving that perfect shape and melting away those stored fats in your body. Just make sure to have your health checked by your physician to ensure that you're fit to do these resistance exercises, and never forget to hydrate yourself between your workouts to avoid dehydration.

Don't forget to check out which resistance bands would be best for your needs and help you reach your goals!

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