Upper body exercises with a resistance band

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Last week we gave you some exercises for your lower body which you could make more challenging with a resistance band, but you can also use this band for your upper body! That's why I've listed five more exercises that you can do with resistance band, but now for you to get your upper body all summer ready! ;)

Seated row

This is how you do it:

  1. For this exercise sit on the ground, with the center of the strap under your feet.
  2. Hold the ends of the strap in both your hands.
  3. Make sure your legs are bent slightly while pulling your hands towards your belly.

Pull apart

This is how you do it:

  1. Stretch your arms in front of you and hold the strap at shoulder width.
  2. Pull your arms apart so that you stretch out the strap.
  3. Stretch out the strap until your arms are in a horizontal line.
  4. Make sure your arms stay stretched during this movement.

Bicep curls

This is how you do it: 

  1. Spread your feet to shoulder width and put the strap under your feet.
  2. Hold the ends of the strap.
  3. Lift your forearms towards your chest while keeping your upper arms straight.
  4. Slowly lower your arms to the starting position.

Push ups

This is how you do it:

  1. Go into a plank position.
  2. Put the ends of the resistance band under your hands while the rest of the strap runs across your shoulders.
  3. Lower yourself till your arms are at an 90 degrees angle
  4. Push yourself back up again to the starting position.

Bridge kick press

This is how you do it:

  1. Lie on your back with your legs bent so that your heels are on the ground.
  2. Place the middle of the strap under one foot and hold the ends of the stap with your hands.
  3. Raise your hips and stretch the leg with the strap around it while also stretching your arms behind your head.
  4. Now slowly bend back to the starting position.

With these exercises you'll bring your upper body workout to the next level! What is also great about exercises with a resistance band is that you can easily do them at home!