Resistance Band Squats

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The resistance band squats is a great exercise for enter lower body.

With this exercise you place the resistance band under your feet with with them  about shoulder width apart.

The main muscle that this exercise focus are the quadriceps (large muscle in front of the leg), hamstrings (large muscle in the back of the leg) , glutes (butt) and the muscle that make up the calves.

The other muscle that this exercise works on is rectus abdominis (abs) and erector spinae (lower back).

Before you start this exercise make sure you have a couple of resistance bands with varying in strengths.

How to do the Resistance Band Squats

While you are doing this exercise make sure you are sitting back on your heels, like you are about to sit in a chair, to reduce strain on your back.

1. To start out, make sure that the exercise band is at an even split between both the left and right side of the body. To do this, use your hands to grab both sides of the band and place both feet in the middle of the band. Your feet should be shoulder width apart from each other.

2. When holding the bands, they should be the same height on each side. You should be using a pronated grip (palms facing forward) and have the handles of the bands next to your face for this exercise. This is the starting position.

3. start to bend the knees and lower the legs so that your thighs are parallel to the floor while exhaling.

4. Use the heel of your feet to push your body up to the starting position as you exhale.

5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Tips: Make sure to take a deep breath and tighten your back will help keep your torso in this proper position throughout the squat. 

Here is a great site for more resistance band workouts.

Watch the video below to make sure you are doing this exercise correctly

While doing this exercise make sure to keep your foot on the floor to minimize movement of your hips.

Resistance Band Workouts

The resistance band workout is as good or even better than buying weightlifting equipment. You can get a full workout with resistance training with less money.

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