7 Workouts With Resistance Bands

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Most fitness enthusiasts want to workout even while travelling. In fact it is one of those things that should be on every travellers mind. Working out while travelling can be difficult due to various reasons. But, did you know that resistant bands can be used for a full body workout. Here are 7 workouts you must try with Resistant Bands.

Chest
Crossover: Secure the band either around a stationary post, a poll or something similar. Step back enough to begin tension. Stand facing away from post raising your arms to the sides and palms facing forward. Keeping your arms straight, bring them across your chest.

Shoulders
Shoulder Press: Stand on the band to engage tension with hands by your shoulders. Hold the handles, keeping the bottom part on the backside of your hand with your palms facing forward. Press upward as you would, with a set of dumbbells.

Upper Back
Row: Fix the band around a stationary post or your feet. Stand back so that the tension begins with your arms raised in front of you. Keep your feet planted or in the sitting position. Pull back as you would with a cable row.

Lower Back
Good Mornings: Stand on the band so that the tension starts with your hands clasped behind your neck. Keep your legs straight or slightly bent, stand up straight and raise your back as in a normal good-morning.

Quads (Arms & Legs)
Squats: Stand on the bands so that the tension begins with your hands by your shoulders and get into a squatted position. Stand up; keep your hands by your shoulders, perform as you would with a barbell squat.

Calves
Calf Rise: Stand on the band so that the tension begins with your hands by your shoulders and stand straight up. Make sure you are standing on the band with your toes affixed. Keep your hands by your shoulders, stand up on your toes as you would with a barbell calf raise.

Abs
Weighted Sit Ups: If you have a decline bench, you can fix the band around the base of the bench and perform weighted decline sit-ups on that. Otherwise, fix the band around a stationary post and lie on the floor facing away from the post. Hold your hands by your head and perform sit-ups or crunches.

-Devashree Goenka