A Complete Guide to Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance Band Exercises

Squat

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Start Position:
  1. In a standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart, place the mid-point of the resistance band under both foot and hold the handles with your hands over your shoulders. If the band is too long, secure the band across your chest by crossing your arms.
  2. Maintain the natural curve in your lower back.
End Position:
  1. Legs bent as low as you can whilst maintaining the natural curve of your lower back.
  2. There should be some tension in the resistance band at this end position.
Action:
  1. Start by bending at your hips (i.e. move your buttocks backwards) and then bend your legs.
  2. Ensure that your knees stay in line with your feet.
  3. Maintain your head in a position in line with your body.
  4. Bend your legs as low as you can whilst maintaining the natural curve of your lower back. Maintaining an active core will help.
  5. Then, return to the start position and repeat.
Modification Options:
  1. Vary the strength or length of the resistance band to increase/ decrease the difficulty of the exercise.
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Start position

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End position

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