Tone Up Anytime, Anywhere with DynaPro Direct Effective Workouts!

Whether you are a beginner or a fitness enthusiast, and looking for an inexpensive, convenient strengthening workout that you can perform almost anywhere, consider incorporating resistance band exercises into your routine. DynaPro Direct has compiled some effective resistance band workouts to tighten, tone and burn unwanted calories anywhere. Check out these moves to do with your resistance band.

Wide Grip Bicep Curls

Wide grip bicep curl 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 exercise1. 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 exercise1. 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 exercise1. 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 exercise1. 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

Read more here and find out how resistance band exercises can help you build strength, muscular endurance and tone your body anywhere.

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