Today's video is the second in his three-part series. This one focuses on "resistance" standing exercises.
When I call these resistance exercises, I mean that you aren't trying to make an obvious body movement like a waist bend. Instead, you're just trying to maintain a vertical body position while an outside force -- in this case, a resistance band -- tries to make you move.
Here are the three exercises, all done from a standing position:
- You straighten your arms in front of your chest and try to keep them there while the band tries to make you rotate.
- Then you straighten your arms above your head and try to keep them there while the band tries to make you bend sideways.
- Finally you straighten your arms above your head but you try to keep them there while the band tries to make you lean backwards.
One of the things I like about these exercises is that you can position yourself so the band doesn't place too much stress on your body for your current strength level, but you don't have to take time to change weights on a machine. All you have to do is step a bit closer to or away from the band's anchor point to adjust the amount of tension you feel. (Of course, you can do these with a weight machine at the gym if you want, but the band is much simpler.)
As I have said before, I LOVE simple exercises. And they don't get much simpler than these.