In this Chlorine listicle, we have collected all the best resistance band workouts you can do at home to tone your entire body.
What are the resistance bands?
Combine all the equipment in a gym into one single compact unit and you get the resistance band! A resistance band is such great fitness equipment that if you have one at home-actually more than one ;)- you may not need to register in the gym-I mean unless you are going for bodybuilding. Resistance bands are also a necessary addition to strength training exercises.
Before moving on to the next page where we will be talking about the top ten best resistance band workouts to tone the entire body, let’s get acquainted with their different types.
Types of resistance bands
Resistance bands come in a couple of different forms. Two basic types are Resistance tubes and flat belt-shaped bands. They also come in a loop or open-end types and with or without end handles.
Color classification of strength
The resistance strength of a resistance band is represented by its color. Refer to the following table for the classification:
Why resistance bands for body tone?
In our previous listicle, we took you through the 10 best indoor no equipment workouts, again for the entire body tone. We also covered the 6 best no-equipment workouts to get rid of side fat and belly pooch. Now it’s time to get the resistance bands out!
Resistance band workouts for complete body tone
These are all one-minute workouts designed in a way so as to hit the entire body. Especially the often ignored small body stabilizer muscles. These muscles are responsible for your maintaining your body shape and correct body moments.
What would you need?
- A medium resistance open-end resistance band with end handles. (Colored red)
- A loop type low resistance band. (Colored yellow)
- Exercise mat (optional)
- A bottle of clean water nearby.
At this point, you should do the warm-up before we go for our first workout. You are free to do any warm-up exercises you usually do. OR, do the following:
- Jumping Jacks (30 reps)
- Lunges (5 reps)
- Side leg swings (10 reps)
- Push-ups (5-15 reps)
Warmed up right? Your muscles are now ready for the vigorous actions. Everything is ready? Let’s get to our first workout!
1 Wide Arms Pulses
Position: Sit on your knees with your knees a foot apart and your toes touching each other. Keep your torso straight. Put your resistance band around your hand with your palms facing inwards. Straighten your arms full length above your head and lock your wrists.
- Now, breath in and pulse your hands apart while your breath out. Breath in and bring your arms to the initial position.
- Circuit completed. Do 10 reps and you are done!
- How about half a glass of water before we move on to the next workout?
This workout stresses your Teres Major muscle and Trapezius muscle groups. These muscle groups combined are responsible for upper body posture, and strength. A toned Trapezius tends to keep the back straight by pulling your shoulders backward and giving you a chest-up posture.
Strong and toned deltoids give you wide shoulders and sustain most of the force during handling, pulling or pushing actions.