The next time you hit up the gym, try adding a resistance band to your workout regimen. If you do not have access to dumbbells, it’s not a problem, because a stretch band can be used in their place.
A stretch band isolates muscle groups and tones and shapes the body just like dumbbells. Bands are usually colour-coded according to the amount of tension, and there are a variety of weighted bands to choose from. To start off with, use a tension level that is comfortable for you.
1. Banded side-step squats
2. Standing hip extension
3. Bent-arm row
4. Lying bent-leg abduction (or clamshell)
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