DynaPro® Resistance Band Exercises

Band workout guide with experts advice

Wide Grip Bicep Curls

Wide grip bicep curls - band exercise

1. Stand on resistance band with leg width appropriate so tension will start with elbows close to your side and hands positioned out to the side more than the regular curl. See illustration. Holding handles palms up, curl as you would dumbbells. This will be your starting position.

2. Now, keeping the upper arms stationary, exhale and curl the weights while contracting your biceps. Continue to raise the weights until your biceps are fully contracted and the handles are at shoulder level. Hold the contracted position for a brief pause as you squeeze your biceps.

3. Then, inhale and slowly begin to lower the handles back to the starting position.

4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Upright Row

Upright row - resistance band exercise

1. Grasp a handle in each hand grip that is slightly less than shoulder width. The handles should be resting on top of your thighs. Your arms should be extended with a slight bend at the elbows and your back should be straight. This will be your starting position.

2. Use your side shoulders to lift the handles as you exhale. The handles should be close to the body as you move it up and the elbows should drive the motion. Continue to lift them until they nearly touch your chin. Tip: Your elbows should drive the motion. As you lift the handles, your elbows should always be higher than your forearms. Also, keep your torso stationary and pause for a second at the top of the movement.

3. Lower the handles back down slowly to the starting position. Inhale as you perform this portion of the movement.

4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Overhead Press

Overhead press - band workout

1. Hold the resistance bands in each hand. Make sure to rotate your wrists so that the palms of your hands are facing forward. This is your starting position.

2. Now, exhale and push the handles dumbbells upward until you reach the lockout position.

3. Then, after a brief pause at the top contracted position, slowly lower the handles back down to the starting position while inhaling.

4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Tricep Push-Down

Tricep push-down - resistance band exercise

1. Attach the band to a high door anchor and grab the handles with an overhand grip (palms facing down) at shoulder width.

2. Standing upright with the torso straight and a very small inclination forward, bring the upper arms close to your body and perpendicular to the floor. This is your starting position.

3. Using the triceps, bring the bar down until it touches the front of your thighs and the arms are fully extended perpendicular to the floor. The upper arms should always remain stationary next to your torso and only the forearms should move. Exhale as you perform this movement.

4. After a second hold at the contracted position, bring the bar slowly up to the starting point. Breathe in as you perform this step.

Straight Arm Pull-Down

Straight arm pull-down - band workout

1. Attach the band to a high door anchor. Stand or kneel a couple feet back from the door. Lean forward from the hip, keeping your back straight; with your arms extended up in front of you grab the handles at medium tension. This will be your starting position.

2. Keeping your arms straight, extend the shoulder to pull the handles down to your thighs.

3. Pause at the bottom of the motion, squeezing your lats.

4. Return to the starting position.

Band Crunch

Band crunch - resistance band exercise

1. Connect the band to a high door anchor and kneel below.

2. Grasp the handles and wrap the bands around your hand or adjust length until your hands are placed next to your face with tension.

3. Flex your hips slightly and allow the weight to hyperextend the lower back. This will be your starting position.

4. With the hips stationary, flex the waist as you contract the abs so that the elbows travel towards the middle of the thighs. Exhale as you perform this portion of the movement and hold the contraction for a second.

5. Slowly return to the starting position as you inhale. Tip: Make sure that you keep constant tension on the abs throughout the movement. Also, do not choose a weight so heavy that the lower back handles the brunt of the work.

Side Sweeps

Side sweeps - band workout

1. Secure both handles of the band to the lower portion of a door with the door anchor or by simply shutting the door with the handles on the outside of the under section of the door if there is room. Step inside the loop of the band then take a step or two over to create tension around your outside ankle.

2. Keeping your head and your chest up, move the resisted leg out to the side as far as you can while keeping the knee straight.

3. Return the leg to the starting position.

Squats

Squats - resistance band exercise

1. Bring the handles to your shoulders with a stance wide enough so tension is tight. This will be your starting position.

2. Looking straight ahead at all times, squat as low as you can and pause at the bottom. As you squat down, push your knees out. You should squat between your legs, keeping an upright torso, with your head and chest up.

3. Rise back up by driving through your heels and repeat for the recommended amount of reps.

Straight Leg Deadlifts

Straight leg deadlifts - band exercise

1. Begin by standing on the band and wrapping the excess band around your hand or adjusting the length so the tension is semi tight on the bottom. This is your starting position.

2. The back should remain in absolute extension at all times, and your hands should remain close to your body. If done properly, there should be heavy tension felt in the hamstrings.

3. Reverse the motion to return to the starting position.

Reverse Lunges

Reverse lunges - resistance band exercise

1. Hold the bands in each hand with elbows out to the side and arms up. Make sure to rotate your wrists so that the palms of your hands are facing forward. Step one foot onto the band, the foot that you will not be using to lunge. This is your starting position.

2. Perform a rear lunge by stepping back with one foot and flexing the hips and front knee.

3. After a brief pause, return to the starting position and repeat on the other side, continuing for the recommended amount of reps then alternate to the other leg.

Side Raises

Side raises - band workout

1.Stand on resistance band with leg width appropriate so tension will start with arms straight down. Hold the handles with your palms facing in and your arms straight down at your sides at arms’ length. This will be your starting position.

2. While maintaining the torso stationary (no swinging), lift the handles to your side with a slight bend on the elbow and the hands slightly tilted forward as if pouring water in a glass. Continue to go up until you arms are parallel to the floor. Exhale as you execute this movement and pause for a second at the top.

3. Lower the handles back down slowly to the starting position as you inhale.

Band workout instructions by worlds fittest DJ - Lauren Pappas

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DynaPro® Exercise Balls Workouts

Exercise ball workout guide with experts advice

Weighted Crunch

Weighted crunch - exercise ball workout

 1. Hook the band onto the door anchor. Lie on an exercise ball with your lower back curvature pressed against the spherical surface of the ball. Your feet should be bent at the knee and pressed firmly against the floor. The upper torso should be hanging off the top of the ball. Grab the handles and make sure there is medium tension on the band.

2. Lower your torso into a stretch position keeping the neck stationary at all times. Grab the handles and make sure there is medium tension on the band. This will be your starting position. 

3. With the hips stationary, flex the waist by contracting the abdominals and curl the shoulders and trunk upward until you feel a nice contraction on your abdominals. The lower back should always stay in contact with the ball. Exhale as you perform this movement and hold the contraction for a second. 

4. As you inhale, go back to the starting position. 

5. Drop the weight and continue the movement until failure. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Abdominal Twist

Abdominal twist - exercise ball workout

1. Connect a band with your door attachment in a middle position.

2. Sit on a stability ball or chair and grab the handles with both hands. You should make sure there is tension through the entire movement. 

3. Grab the handle with both hands and fully extend your arms. Your hands should be directly in-line with the door anchor. Rotate your torso away from the door anchor for a full-quarter rotation. Your body should be flat from head to waist. 

4. Pause for a moment and in a slow and controlled manner reset to the starting position. You should still have side tension on the cable in the resting position. 

5. Repeat the same movement to failure. 

6. Then, reposition and repeat the same series of movements on the opposite side. 

Exercise ball workout instructions by worlds fittest DJ - Lauren Pappas

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