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How to Do Resistance Band Exercises at the Gym

Learn how to do resistance band exercises from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this Howcast gym workout video.


Hi guys, this is Max Tapper again for Howcast. And what I'm going to do now is show you a couple of exercises with the resistance band also known as tubing to many others out there.

Now ,the tubing or the resistance band is an excellent way to get a workout on the road. You can take this with you, throw it in your bag, it's very small, break it out, get a good one or you could just use it in the gym. No matter what, there's tons and tons and tons of application. And I'm just going to show you three of them right now, Okay?

So this is one of my favorite things to do for shoulders. We're going to anchor this under your foot and we;re just going to lift out to the side. So this is going to be for your medial dealt and your anterior dealt. Lateral rises. One slow on the way down controlled, two controlled, three good, four and five. Now, this weight I'm using now is heavy but there's always also medium and light. And a lot of them could connect into this to make them even heavier. So no matter what your strength level is, trust me, these tubings will be very, very challenging. Alright?

Now, the second exercise that we're going to do is going to be an overhead press. We're going to do the same thing we did before by stepping up on this weight but this time we're just going to extend over the top of our head and get our shoulders. Slow on the way down, and up, nice and controlled, and up. Now, it's very important with the tubing is you have to control how fast it's moving because the higher you get up, the more it's going to pull down. Alright, and you got to let it down slow and control it. And back up. Alright.

Now, our third exercise is going to be for your back. Now, all you need to do to use it for your back is to anchor this onto something. It can be a tree, it can be something that's a non-moveable object because you don't want it to pop and fall off. You want to lock it onto something. So what we're going to do today is use our ballet bar on the side of the wall as an anchor. Okay? So let's throw this on. Good. Now I'm going to take a couple of steps back. This is what I'm looking to do. Squat and row, squeeze and hold. Slow forward, squat, row. Slow forward and row. Again row. Alright?

So there's many, many different applications with this tubing or resistance band. All you guys need to do is be creative. Take one of these, add them to your normal workout is and try to use this as a resistance for a new challenge. Trust me, it'll be fun, very effective and most of all safe.

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