Sculpt and Tone with the Dyna-Band
What if I told you there a product on the market that you could use in the privacy of your own home that can give you results in half the time? It tones and strengthens your entire body, and builds endurance. This simple and effective tool is called the Dyna-Band.
It was originally developed for use in rehabilitation for strengthening and repairing muscles after injury. However, it did not take long for the sports industry to take advantage of the power this fitness tool had to offer. Soon sports teams and athletes were using it to enhance their athletic performances.
The Dyna-Band caters to all strengths and abilities. The band can help train athletes to improve speed and agility while at the same time helping working professionals slim down and tone at home. It gives the option of performing full body movements, as well as mimics exercises you can do with dumbbells and other stationary equipment.
Reasons to Add the Dyna-Band to Your Workout:
• More Durable – These natural latex bands are more sturdy and durable than When exercising with the Dyna-Band you want to make sure you abdominal muscles are always engaged. Also, aim to do 15 to 25 reps per exercises for 3 sets each. As always warm up before starting any exercise routine.
1. Side Bends – Lay the Dyna-Band flat on the floor. Step with both feet into the middle of the band, then grab both ends with each hand and stand up straight. Stand nice and tall, with your abs engaged and shoulders relaxed. Bend to the left side engaging your oblique muscles. Now tighten your right side muscles and allow them to pull you back to starting position. Repeat 15 times and then switch sides.
2. Outer Thigh Exercise – Standing with your feet hip distance apart, take the ends of the resistance band and tie them in a knot at your ankle. Bend your knees slightly and take 10 steps to the right, maintaining the tension as you step. Make sure you lead with your heel, so that you really target the glute and abductor muscles. Repeat the opposite direction. Your goal should be to go back and forth maintaining the 10 steps, eight times.
3. Punch and Hold – Wrap the band around a pole or fixed object that is chest-high. Grab each end of the band and face away from the pole. Palms should be chest height and facing down. Keep your elbows bent with arms parallel to the floor. With your right hand, punch forward. As your right arm returns to starting position, start to punch with your left hand. Alternate for 30 repetitions.
4. Squat and Row – Wrap the band around the same pole and face it. There should be tension in the band, and feet are shoulder width apart. Bend at the knees and hips and squat down, keeping your arms straight. As you stand up, squeeze your shoulder blades together and bend at the elbows, bringing your arms by your sides. Repeat.
5. Rear Deltoids – Stand with one end of the band in each hand and arms straight out in front of you keeping tension in the band. Relax your shoulders and stand tall, keeping your thumbs facing each other. Pull the band so your arms separate and move toward the walls and then slowly bring them back to center. Repeat.
6. Seated Rows – Sit on the floor with your knees bent in a 45-degree angle and heels touching the floor. Place the band around the soles of your feet and grab one end of the band with each hand. Sit up tall and relax your shoulders. Bend your elbows and raise them up so they are parallel with the floor. Now squeeze your shoulder blades and bring your arms back, keeping them parallel with the floor. Repeat.
7. Bicep Curls – Stay seated on the floor and keep the band in same position. Drop elbows down so they are close to your sides and with your palms are facing up. Bring your palms toward your body while bending the elbow and slowly lower. Repeat.
8. One-Arm Wood Chop – Tie one end of the band onto a high fixture. Stand with your left side facing the attachment and grab the band with your right hand. With shoulders relaxed, bring your right hand down to your right side keeping a slight bend in the elbow, then bring back to start position. Repeat 15 times and then switch sides.
9. Hand to Knee Crunches – Wrap band around a post and lie on your back with your head facing the post. Grab each end of the band with both hands. Knees should be bent with feet flat on the ground. Now crunch up and bring your right hand to your left knee, then release and repeat on opposite side. Keep alternating.
10. Upright Row – Lay the band on floor and step onto the middle of it with both feet. Grab opposite ends of the band, forming an X. Keep your shoulders relaxed. Your hands should be close together and arms should be straight down. Squeeze with your back and drive your elbows up toward the ceiling, keeping your hands together. Release and repeat.
Staying Fit with the Dyna-Band
As always, remember to go at your own pace. The Dyna-Band is a great tool because it adapts to your ability. No matter what fitness level you are, expect to get a muscle-burning workout.
Not only does it give you the flexibility to workout at home or on the road, but it can also challenge your body with different exercises. Get ready to experience a workout that will leave you and your metabolism energized!
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