Using resistance bands for your abdominal workouts can be of great help for achieving the tight stomach you want, and you can find plenty of exercises to choose from. The resistance bands are made of different sizes and degrees of difficulty and those are implied mostly in the color of the band itself. (In a green to red scale – Green being the easiest level, and red the most difficult level). So as you can see, you can start with the resistance level that is better suited for your fitness level and then work your way towards more difficult resistance band exercises.
When choosing your resistance bands, don’t go for a high intensity too soon, because this can easily lead to injury and before starting your routine consult with a professional to see if you are in conditions to start a workout of this type.
This works the abdominal section like the traditional crunch but without the same neck strain. You use here the resistance band to provide well… Resistance.
- Sit on a chair with your back straight and loop your band on the chair.
- Sit with your feet flat on the floor and legs apart the size of the hips.
- Contract your abdominal, bending forward to a 45 degree angle.
- Repeat for a set.
One-Arm Band Pull
- Stand with your feet hip width apart.
- Hold the band above your head eighteen inches apart.
- Keeping your left hand overhead, bring your right hand out and to the side, elbow bent at about a 90 degree angle.
- Hold your left arm still as you contract your abdominals and lower your right arm until your hand is in line with your chest.
- Hold and return, repeat an entire set and switch to the other hand.
- Sit on a flat surface like the floor for example.
- Use a mat or towel to free strain on the lower back and tail bone.
- Sit with legs bent and heels on the floor toes pointing up.
- Loop the band around your feet, put one end in each hand and put your hands together.
- Using a rolling motion, lower your torso to the floor to 45 degrees, while doing this twist to the side and spread your hands to the sides.
- Hold a second and slowly go back to the start, reversing the movement.
- Repeat for a set and work the other side.
- Heels should remain on the floor throughout the exercise. Do a full set, and then switch to the left side.
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