resistance-band

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Eon Ren AU! They take a shuttle out to find Hux... but, then so does the Resistance. They've finally find the Starkiller. It's actually a lone farmer on that barren planet who recognizes him finally. When Eon and Kylo gets there, she begs them released him, because he is her mother after all. Leia is in absolute tears because, at long last, she sees her son.

Hux is laying in the dirt, bound and being gagged as Eon pushes her way through the band of Resistance officers to put herself between Hux and the rest of them. She begs her grandmother to leave him alone but Leia’s gaze falters when she sees a black-clad figure approaching, weak but still strong, and it’s the first time she’s properly seen her son.

Leia approaches Kylo after she orders Hux to be released and Eon leaps on him, hugging him and crying into his chest, saying ‘I’ve finally found you’ over and over again. But Kylo walks straight past Leia and goes to Eon & Hux…his new family.

Resistance Band Workout!

I couldn’t find any exercises for resistance bands on tumblr so I thought I would make a post about one!

Resistance Band Squats

1. Start by stepping on the resistance band with both feet shoulder width apart.
2. Hold the resistance band at shoulder level with both hands. Start into a full squat while holding the band at shoulder height.
3. Return to the starting position and repeat.

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Resistance Band Bent Over Rows
1. Start by placing the band under one foot and stepping backwards with the other foot.
2. Bend over keeping your back flat and stop at a 45 degree angle.
3. Pull the bands up towards your waist keeping your elbows in close together.
4. Squeeze your shoulder blades together when performing rowing motion.

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Alternate Lying Chest Presses
1. Lie on your back and place the resistance band under your back and hold the ends with both hands.
2. Start by pressing one arm up towards the ceiling and then return to the starting position. Repeat with the other arm.

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Diagonal Woodchops
Starting Position: Loop the band under your left foot and grasp either end. Keep hands together and extend arms down towards left foot.
1. Bring band up and away in a wood chopping motion.
2. During this motion your feet stay stationary and you rotate at your trunk. Repeat this motion for the desired repetitions and then repeat in the opposite direction. 

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Triceps Extension with Resistance Band
1. Start by holding the tubing in one hand and placing that hand behind your back.
2. Now grab the other end of the band with the arm that is over your head.
3. Extend the top elbow until your arm is fully extended.
4. Return to the starting position and repeat for the prescribed repetitions.

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Resistance Band Lunges
1. Stand with feet hip width apart. Take left leg and step back approximately 2 feet standing on the ball of the foot. Place resistance band under front foot and hold the other end with your hands. 2. Start position: Feet should be positioned at a staggered stance with head and back erect and straight in a neutral position.
3. Lower body by bending at right hip and knee until thigh is parallel to floor. Body should follow a straight line down towards the floor.
4. Return to start position.

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Lateral Rows with Resistance Band
1. Step onto resistance band with feet hip width apart and knees slightly bent.
2. Start position: Grasp ends with a neutral grip (palms facing each other). Arms should hang down to sides with elbows slightly bent.
3. Raise band to side of body at shoulder height keeping elbows only slightly bent.
4. Return to start position.

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Biceps Curls with Resistance Band
1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent, and at a staggered stance.
2. Step onto middle of tubing with back foot or both feet.
3. Start position: Grasp ends with underhand grip (palms facing forward) with arms hanging down at sides. Elbows should be close to sides.
4. Flex at the elbows and curl band up to approximately shoulder level. Keep elbows close to sides throughout movement. 5. Return to start position.
6. Remember to keep back and head straight in a neutral position throughout movement. Shoulders should be stabilized by squeezing shoulder blades together slightly - only the elbow joint should be moving.

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Exercises in order:
1- Cable column Lower ab crunch (40lb)
2- Incline Lower ab crunch
3- Stiff leg deadlifts
4- Low back squats (135lb)
5- Single arm lat pull down
6- Wide grip resistance band assisted pull ups 

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For less than $20 and about 20 minutes of your time you can get a good at home chest workout using only a resistance band and your own body weight.

1. Band Presses: lay on the floor and place a resistance band behind your back. Grasp the band and press it upward. For more or less resistance grasp it closer or further from you or double it up.
2. Traditional Push ups: Just like gym class hands about shoulder with apart back straight try to go as low as you can.
3. Kneeling Push-ups: Get on your knees and do the same push-up motion.

Now repeat this set 4 times. Go for reps in the 10-12 range or as many as you can get until failure. Adjust hand placement on push-ups each time. A little closer a little wider to better fully work the chest. On band presses try variations like prayer presses with hands pressed together and push upwards. Or simulate cross overs pressing in a bow type motion or just straight up and down from shoulder width. For an even bigger challenge superset all three of theses one after another and rest one minute and repeat. This wont make you huge but it is an effective low cost at home chest strengthening and building workout you can do almost anywhere. If you try it out let me know what you think.

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Blac Chyna working out with resistance bands.

Got a new resistance band. I’m going to lovingly refer to this as the Hulk band because it’s big and green and going to kick my a$$. I like using bands for chest back leg shoulder and arm work. It’s easier on joints and tendons and I like the smooth increasing tension they offer as you stretch them. Really allows for a good squeeze and muscle activation for me. My smaller band just wasn’t enough anymore so it was time for an upgrade. Can’t wait to Hulk out with this bad boy!! 💪🏼

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Here’s the thing about yoga

Originally posted by kundalini427

I’ve been doing yoga for a little under a month now, and my general fitness and flexibility has improved so much already

At the start I could barely hold downward dog for twenty seconds, now I’m practically begging to get into it as release after a thirty second plank

I’m still (BMI speaking) obese, yet yoga at home is helping me improve my fitness and tone my body in ways that going to the gym just can’t

I honestly recommend yoga to anyone

You don’t have to be into the spiritual side of it, the health benefits are so great regardless

I’d recommend this twenty minute beginners video if you’ve never tried it before. Keep coming back to that video until it’s easy - you don’t need blocks or resistance bands, you don’t even necessarily need a mat, just 20 minutes and enough space to comfortably move (a front room or bedroom is perfect)

Once that video is easy, you can comfortably hold all the poses without needing breaks, you can move onto the 30 day yoga challenge - linked to Day One

Granted, I’m still a newbie when it comes to yoga, and fitness in general, but this is a fun, relatively easy, and most of all free way to get in shape and feel healthy

I love it, and I hope y’all do too

Want to strengthen and build your back using only a resistance band? Take a resistance band and hold it about chest high straight in front of you grip about shoulder width apart, band taught but not stretched and elbows slightly bent (don’t lock them out) Now in a smooth motion stretch the band moving arms and hands outward to form a T. The stretched band should come toward or touch chest. Try to use your back and not your arms to stretch the band. Imagine trying to touch your shoulder blades together at the end making sure you are not overly bending your elbows and putting more work on arms than back. Think of it as a straight arm clapping motion with arms and hands chest height. Too tough? grip the band wider than shoulder width for less resistance, too easy grip the band closer. I use these as a finisher for back day usually 3 sets of 20 reps, as you can see it’s a great way to really squeeze and activate those back muscles. Give them a try and let me know what you think!

I just bought a new gym membership.  It’s called “Resistance Band”, very very VIP place, I just couldn’t resist (!).

Thanks to this helpful 30-minute workout shown above, I finally know how to use this damn piece of rubber.  I think it cost something like $1. 

And why can’t I invent something like this piece of elastic rubber????????????  I mean COME ON ALEX!

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Hey Amazons!

Today I’m taking you through a quick row superset with bands that I put together. First, we’ll do a seated band row for 10 reps. Focus on pulling from the lats, and thinking about pinching them together to initiate the pull. You’ll feel this in your biceps but try to focus in on your lats. After seated rows, we’ll switch to a lighter band and get 10 reps of “Archer” rows. Stand with your opposite hand out straight and braced, as if holding a bow. Stretch the band across the chest, engaging all of your delts, but especially your rear delts. There should be a little rotation at the end. Rest for 30-60 sec and repeat this superset at least three times.
This band superset is a great option for adding onto your home workout, or even a good way to burn out in the gym. You could easily substitute a cable machine for both of these rows if that is more accessible to you. Have fun!