How to Use Bands Instead of Weights

Updated: Oct 10, 2020

This is a common question when you're exercising at home, or perhaps you're traveling and want to get a quick workout in: You want to strength train or follow along with one of our awesome strength or sculpting workouts but... all you have is a resistance band.


We got you covered! In these two videos we'll show you how to use the bands instead of dumbbells or hand held weights for each muscle group.


How to use bands for bicep, tricep and chest exercises:

How to use bands for shoulder and upper back exercises:



It's important to note that no matter what exercise the instructor is doing, you should be able to use one of these suggested exercises using the band, providing you're doing the same muscle group.


Biceps: Loop the band under the foot or feet depending on the length of the band.

For a small loop, simply hold the band in the other hand.


Triceps:

Loop the band under the foot or feet depending on the length of the band.

For a small loop, simply hold the band in the other hand.


Chest:

Wrap the long band around the upper back

You can use a push-up or any of the modified push up exercises if you prefer


Shoulders:

Loop the band under the foot or feet depending on the length of the band.

For a small loop, place hands inside the band and press outward.


Upper Back (Lats):

Loop the band under the foot or feet depending on the length of the band.

For a small loop, hold overhead and do alternating pull downs.

Laying on the back: alternating lat pull downs or pull overs


For any questions about how to modify, don't hesitate to reach out to the Group Fitness Live team! We're here for you!


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