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6 Quick Resistance Band Exercises

 Resistance Bands are one of the best pieces of fitness equipment available; they are easy to use and lightweight, you can take them anywhere and if you know what to do with them you can use them to sculpt the body anywhere and anytime. You’ll likely find resistance bands at your gym, or you can buy one for yourself at almost any sports store.

 

Bands are classified into 3 types according to their resistance: light, medium or hard. Pick the one that fits your level and start the following 6 exercises regularly to easily and comfortably tone your arms.

Resistance Band Exercises

1. Hug a Moon

Resistance Band Exercises
  • Stand with arms to your sides, palms up.
  • Raise your arms above your head until your fingers meet.
  • Return your arms to the initial position of the exercise slowly. Do not release the tension and leave your hands at the sides of the body.
  • Repeat the exercise 10-12 times.

2. Hug a tree

Resistance Band Exercises
  • Stay with your arms at your sides as in the previous exercise, and point your palms forward.
  • Move your hands forward in front of your chest until your fingers meet.
  • Bring your arms back to the starting position slowly. Don’t release the tension and leave your hands at the sides of the body.
  • Repeat the exercise 10-12 times.

3. Diamond chest press

Resistance Band Exercises
  • Place your arms in front of your chest and form a diamond with your index fingers and thumbs. Stretch your hands forward.
  • Bend your elbows and bring your hands to your chest without letting them fall down. Then return them back to the initial position of the exercise.
  • Repeat the exercise 10-12 times.

4. Up and down

Resistance Band Exercises
  • Stay with your arms straight as in the previous exercise and keep the diamond position in front of your chest.
  • Raise your hands up without lifting your shoulders and without bending your arms.
  • Lower your hands back to the initial position of the exercise and keep the band taught.
  • Repeat the exercise 10-12 times.

5. Shaving

Resistance Band Exercises
  • While keeping the diamond position, bring your arms behind your head without bending forward.
  • Push your hands up above your head, keeping your elbows at the sides of your head.
  • Slowly return to the initial position of the exercise.
  • Repeat the exercise 10-12 times.
 

6. Boxing

Resistance Band Exercises
  • Lower your hands back to the sides of your body to shoulder height, and point your palms downwards. Make sure your shoulders are loose and square over your hips.
  • Push one hand forward and bend the other to the chest, then slowly switch hands.
  • Repeat the exercise 10-12 times.
That’s it! Now you know six simple and quick exercises you can do anytime and anywhere, and if you make sure to do them regularly one by one, you can get rid of flabby looking arms once and for all.
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