In this episode, we are discussing one of the more popular items of workout equipment that we found our seniors love to use, resistance bands!
Resistance bands are one of the best ways to add strength training to any workout. They are very versatile and can be used to work just about any body part.
Adding resistance to your exercises is a great way to build muscle which will help you with balance, posture and keep you flexible. Doing common things every day like lifting objects, moving through crowds or just walking up stairs all require good balance and having strong limbs will help keep you active.
Resistance bands are very easy to use and are perfect for your “home gym” or workout area since they require no space and can be packed away easily.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
1). What resistance bands are, what they are made of, how they got popular and the basics of we can use them.
2). A quick break down of how resistance bands come in different “weight” sizes and how that can benefit you as you get stronger.
3). Some great examples of upper body workouts you can do with resistance bands. For examples visit us at www.SeniorFitnessWithMeredith.com/workouts
4). More great examples of how you can use resistance bands to work your lower body like legs, hips etc. For examples visit us at www.SeniorFitnessWithMeredith.com/workouts
5). Tips on how you can get started with resistance bands and some things you can keep in mind when deciding what weight to start with.
6). Why resistance bands make a great addition to your home workouts and also the benefits of being able to travel with them to get workouts in when you’re away from home or your gym.
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Meredith Chen is an AFAA-certified personal and group fitness trainer and the host of the popular YouTube channel, Senior Fitness with Meredith. She has been training for over 15 years, has been endorsed by healthcare professionals and physical therapists, and has shadowed top industry experts to continuously create the best and safest content for her viewers and participants.
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