Rubber Band Workout

Bonnie Kaye/Inside Fitness
Central Park, NY
Martica Heaner/Fitness Director, Fitness Magazine
Stretch you workout with rubber bands.

“Hi, I’m Bonnie Kaye. If you’re looking for a shapely upper body, resistance training is key. But you don’t have to do it with weights.”
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If you aren’t crazy about pumping iron, maybe you should try stretching rubber instead.
Sot Martica Heaner/Fitness Director, Fitness Magazine
“A flimsy band looks like it doesn’t have resistance, but when you try to pull against it, there’s a lot of resistance.” 
SOT Bonnie Kaye and Martica Heaner 
Bk: “So what might be some advantages to using rubber tubing over dumbbells?”
Martica:  “Well if you’re a beginner and you haven’t lifted weights before and you’re not quite sure about pumping iron, they’re a great introduction to doing resistance exercises. Also if you travel, they’re perfect, because nobody wants to lug a weight around in a suitcase.”
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Increasing resistance with weights is easy--but how do you do it with rubber tubing?
Sot Martica
“Most of the elastic products come in different colors that reflect how strong they are. So for instance, this red one is more flexible, so it’s going to be an easier resistance. This blue one is a lot harder, less flexible, so it’s going to be for a more advanced exercise.” 
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Legs apart, step on the band so your foot is in the center. Elbows by your sides, do a bicep curl. For your triceps, turn sideways, hand on your front thigh for support, your elbow by your side as you extend your lower upward.You can tone your deltoids or shoulders by bringing your elbows up shoulder level then down again.And lat rows for your back can be done by stepping on the band and pulling your elbows backward, squeezing your shoulder blades together, then extending your arms straight in front of you. For Fitness Magazine, I’m Bonnie Kaye.


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