Check Your Health: Using resistance bands to strength train

Check Your Health - Using exercise bands to strength train
Incorporating some type of strength training into your exercise routine 2-3 times per week is recommended. This can be done using weights, resistance bands, or even your bodyweight. Today, Reed Kennington with Utah Valley Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program walks us through some benefits of bands and a few exercises to try at home.

Resistance bands allow you to get a full-body strengthening workout
Bands provide multiple resistance levels (light, medium, heavy, and extra heavy) that can be adjusted easily during exercise
Bands are inexpensive, durable, and convenient

Four exercises you can do with resistance bands:

  1. Bicep Curl
  2. Shoulder Raise
  3. Chest fly
  4. Back pull-down