Resistance Band Training for Abs, Lower & Upper body Strength – Unisex.

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Targeting your core with bands – it’s another  this page effective way that can help you develop a great 6 pack. Each exercise will get tougher and will target different areas of your core, and as you hold the band, different muscle groups of your upper body will be getting targeted as well. Remember, that resistance bands also go by weight but you will identify that by the color. They go by light, medium, heavy or super heavy . So be sure to pay attention to the colors and level as it will make a difference in your training. I would recommend  starting with a band that it’s not so light yet so heavy so you can get the form down and build your strength up as you perform the exercise.
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Exercise # 1: Rowboat – Targets: Back, Triceps, Biceps & Abdominals!

 

Breakdown:   
• Sit on floor with knees slightly bent, feet hip-width apart, and heels planted.
•  Loop center of tube around arches of feet, cross it once or twice in front of you, then grasp a handle in each hand, elbows bent 90 degrees and
tucked by sides, palms facing up.
• Keeping abs tight throughout, lean torso back about 45 degrees and slowly curl handles to shoulders. Make it harder: Hold for 3 seconds.
• Hinge forward at hips slightly as you extend both arms behind you, keeping elbows close to body, to complete one rep. (Exercise pros can hold here for another 3 seconds.)
•  Do 16 reps.
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Exercise # 2: Standing Crunch – Targets: Back, Arms, Abs & Quads

 

Breakdown: 
• Stand with feet hip-width apart on center of tube, cross it once or twice in front of you, then grasp a handle in each hand, arms by sides.
• Crouch down and walk hands forward until you are in full push-up position, arms extended with palms directly under shoulders, legs directly behind you so that you form a straight line from head to heels.(Hold handles lightly by thumbs so that palms can lie flat on floor.)• Keeping palms planted and abs tight throughout, press hips back toward heels, bending knees so that they hover just above floor.
• Straighten legs to return to full push-up position and complete rep.
• Do 16 reps.divider-line2Exercise # 3: Resistance Side Plank – Targets: Shoulders, Chest, Back, Abs & Obliques

 

Breakdown:
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Stand with feet hip-width apart on center of tube, cross it once or twice in front of you,then grasp a handle in each hand, arms by sides.
•  Crouch down and walk hands forward to get in full push-up position.
•  Shift body weight into left hand and rotate extended right arm to reach for ceiling while keeping shoulders down.
• Hold for 1 to 3 counts, then return to full push-up.
•  Do 16 reps, alternating arms.
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Exercise # 4:  Half Crunch Tease – Targets: Abs

 

Breakdown:
• Lie faceup on floor with right knee bent, foot flat, and left leg extended toward ceiling. Fold tube in half, then loop it around left arch and grasp ends together with both hands.
•  Roll torso off floor slowly to sit up; try to use abs, rather than pulling with arms, by drawing navel into spine.
• Hold for 1 to 3 counts, then engage abs to roll slowly back down to start.
• Do 8 reps. Switch legs; repeat.
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That’s the end of your of abdominals, upper and lower resistance band training. Be sure you take enough rest in between sets while doing this exercises. A minute max is recommended, you wan’t to have a mix of high intensity of abdominal training to break a nice sweat and keep the abdominal region contracted at all times – It will help you develop solid definition. If you have any questions regarding this work out or confused about the reps, sets depending your Fitness level. Be sure to leave me a comment down below and I will assist you.
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Best,
John Carter

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Biceps & Forearms work – Superset style.

Biceps & Forearms work – Superset style. 

Are you short on time and willing to make the most of your time in the gym when training arms? Well you’re in the right place. Today, I will be sharing with you one of my favorite arm routines that will help you maximize not only your results but make the most out of the time you’ve got at the time. Supersets work great because you are doing more than one exercise at once shortly after finishing one, it also helps you improve your overall cardiovascular endurance and strength, so if you haven’t tried this method of training before – I highly recommend you do so.

BicepsIf you are in the quest of muscle building this is the work out for you and of course, it works just as great if you are on a maintaining phase which means muscle endurance – but I will get into that shortly and the necessary changes you have to make in order to manipulate this work out according to your goal. Muscle building phase of this work out will challenge you to lift heavy weight with limited reps, remember do not sacrifice form to lift heavy and be in risk of injuries but do lift a weight that will challenge you while keeping sound and clean form and if you cannot do it, don’t be afraid to drop the weight because as you will get stronger you will be able to achieve the weight you’re trying to lift. I will discuss the rep ranges on the breakdown of the training method down below.

For those focusing on muscle endurance, this will be a different approach than those willing to gain muscle mass. Muscle strength falls into the category of lifting for higher reps and with a limited number of sets. What do I mean by higher rep range? This method will help you gain & keep solid strength while also focusing on overall cardiovascular endurance, taking your heart rate to another level and improving your overall stamina. The rep range may vary for some, but normally 15-20 with a max of 25 reps is ok for each exercise. The weight management doesn’t have to be very heavy or very light, just a weight that will keep you challenged but a weight that you’re able to achieve for the desire reps you’re willing to do without sacrificing form.

Workout advice & techniques.

  • You will be performing for the first exercise the overhand grip for the forearms, keeping the arms tucked in to your side without flaring them out – this will help you target the primary muscle which is your forearms and secondary muscle being your biceps.
  • Once finished with the forearms exercise, proceed to do the following exercise which is the regular and well known Bicep Curls – again make sure to keep your elbows tucked in and don’t flare them out, when flaring the elbows you won’t be able to target the primary muscle and will sacrifice form and most of all, being in risk of injuries.
  • Make sure to keep your core tight throughout every set and reps you do. Keeping your core engaged at all times will help you activate your core and most of all – keep you balanced throughout every rep.
  • You can perform this exercise with either dumbbells or with machine with cables like shown on the photo – Either way you will be able to get the same benefits of the work out. Dumbbells are more challenging and draining because they aren’t attached like cables are and if you want the extra challenge – I highly recommend it, I’ve done both and it works great.

Reps & Sets depending your fitness goal:

  • Muscle Strength: 10-12 reps | Sets of: 5 | 1 Minute Rest.
  • Muscle Endurance: 15-20 max 25 reps | Sets of: 4 | 60 Second Rest.
  • Evaluate what are you trying to achieve before performing the exercise, if you are unsure of your goal – doing either of the work out methods provided won’t hurt you – If you keep your body guessing with new and effective routines you will have better chances of reaching your goal and the body of your dreams.

Incase of any questions and confusion throughout this exercise – leave your questions down below.

Train Hard & Smart.

Best,
John Carter

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