Posted by on May 07, 2014
Myosource Kinetic Bands / Resistance Bands are a great way to work your abs while performing resistance bands exercises for stretching. The Kinetic Bands engage your entire core including the abs, lower back, thighs, hamstrings, hips and glutes. There are over 1,000 different stretching exercises that you can do while wearing Myosource Kinetic Bands / Resistance Bands. The bands are strapped on right above the knees and make it easy to perform stretching exercises without limiting movements. Each person is able to attach his or her level of resistance bands and increase the level of resistance over time.
The video below is a set of stretching exercises utilizing Myosource Kinetic Bands / Resistance Bands
Stretching Resistance Bands Exercises are important for all ages and activity levels. Stretching resistance bands exercises should be part of everyone’s normal routine. Using Myosource Kinetic Bands / Resistance Bands will increase the affect of performing stretching exercises by adding resistance to each movement. Simply put on the bands and perform stretching exercises while watching television or even while working, or cooking dinner. Athletes should always stretch before practice, sets, games, or matches. Stretching Resistance bands exercises will prepare the muscles for whatever level of activity they must endure. Post activity stretching exercises help the muscles recover and help prevent them from becoming sore. No matter how old you are or what level of activity you are involved in, stretching exercises need to be added to your normal routine. Your muscles will be glad you did.
Benefits of Stretching Resistance Bands Exercises:
Reduction of tension in the muscles
Improves Blood Circulation
Increases Range of Motion – enables joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles to move
Helps prevent injury
Increases Muscle Elasticity
Simple Stretching Exercises to Get You Started:
Front Lunges – take a step forward and slightly bend your front knee into a lunge position with hands on hips – maintain a straight back – this will allow the lower body and core to stretch
Knee Lifts – While standing grab your right knee with both hands and pull it up as far as possible towards your chest – keep the standing leg and back straight – switch legs to stretch the other side
Standing Straddle Stretch - In a standing position straddle your feet, bend at the waist, keep legs and back straight, and reach both hands to the floor or ground
Knee Lunges – This stretching exercise is just like the front lunges above but is performed while on the knees – take one knee back and the other knee up over the foot – keeping a straight back and hands on hips, stretch the front knee forward and the back thigh forward – then sit back on the back knee and reach the hands and torso down towards the front knee and foot – switch legs and repeat
Splits - In the video she does the splits as a stretching exercise. Just go down as far as you can – stretch forward to the front knee and then sit straight up stretching the lower back – only go down as far as you can – the goal is to get farther over time – switch legs
Straight Leg Cross Overs – lay flat on the floor with arms in a “t” position – bring the left foot up and cross over the body at the waist over to the right side arm – try to keep the hips on the floor to stretch the hip flexors -then lift the left hip slightly to stretch the lower back – switch sides and repeat – these stretching exercises are great for the legs, thighs, hips, glutes, abs, and lower back
Bent Knee Cross Overs – Repeat the above exercise keeping the elevated knee bent
Lying Knee Lifts - While lying down grab your right knee with both hands and pull it up as far as possible towards your chest – keep the standing leg and back straight – switch legs to stretch the other side
Sitting Straddle – Sit in a straddle position – stretch to each toe by taking the opposite arm over head – ex: left arm overhead towards right foot – stretch to the middle and then to the other side.