There is so much I could tell you regarding the benefits of training with resistance bands but I’ll just tell you that they work!  If you’re the type of person who really enjoys that muscle soreness on the next day, this is for you.  But most importantly, resistance bands help to strengthen your muscles in a way that traditional weight training does that. Weight-bearing exercise is important for your health, particularly for muscle and bone development. Resistance bands provide muscle-building tension, and can be used almost anywhere. These bands offer safe and effective workouts, and are often recommended by physical therapists for rehabilitation purposes.

Have you ever used them?  Take a look at this set of exercises that I recorded for you using my favorite resistance band.  You can find Vela bands on this website.

You can either go for 10 reps per exercise or time yourself. I like to time my clients at 30 seconds per exercise and then take a break after a full circuit. Rinse and repeat. I promise you will feel those deep muscles cooking!

1. squats
2. squat jumps
3. lunges
4. weighted lunges
5. crab walks
6. lunge with kick back
7. kick backs
8. abductor / lateral raise
9. lunge forward and back (awesome for core stability too!)
10. plank with abductor
11. plank jacks
12. bridges with step
13. bridges with should press
14. assisted weighted squat