Long & Lean

By MiNDFOOD

Long & Lean
This resistance band workout is a simple, yet effective, way to increase flexibility and core strength at your own pace.

Gone are the days when the only option for toning muscles involved heavy weights, expensive personal trainers and crowded classes. With a resistance band you can exercise in any location, at any level, increasing muscle tone and flexibility at your own pace in your own time.

Smart tip: When seated, make sure you sit upright, spine in neutral and lengthen through the spine from your tailbone to the top of your head.

Fast Facts about resistance training

  • Resistance bands were initially used for the rehabilitation of injuries, but have become more mainstream and popular as an exercise tool in the past 30 years.
  • Although an incredibly simple tool, resistance bands are very effective at working muscles, boosting stamina and improving flexibility and range of motion.
  • It’s not a good idea to lift weights without an exercise buddy, but these bands can be easily used on your own. When in doubt, though, check with an expert.
  • Resistance bands come in different strengths, according to fitness and ability. It is easy to up the intensity of your workout as your strength increases.

For a simple yet effective workout click on the images below for step-by-step instructions to increase muscle tone and flexibility.

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