Exercise Tubing for Resistance Training

If you travel and need a convenient way to exercise without packing dumbbells, exercise tubing is an excellent alternative for creating resistance. With this one move, you’ll be able to train multiple muscles in your upper and lower body at the same time.

STEP-1. Grasp the handles at each end of the rubber tubing. Place your feet on the tubing as an anchor. Be sure your feet are shoulder-width apart, toes pointing forward, feet parallel to each other. Lower your arms by your sides. Inhale, lift your chest, and firm your abdominals in toward your spine.

STEP-2. On an exhalation, sit back into your heels, bend your knees and lower your hips into a squat position. Simultaneously, squeeze the muscles in the front of your upper arms (biceps) and bend your elbows, bringing your hands toward your chest. Keep your elbows down and hold the tubing taut for 2 seconds. Release by slowly lowering your arms (be sure not to let the tubing snap back quickly) and straighten your legs. Repeat eight to 12 times.

Sources: Los Angeles Times

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