Today we have got another video presentation. This time it is to do with yoga bands and walking. This series of exercises are not strenuous, and are ideal for those who are only starting an exercise regime. As always, you can get yoga bands from Granite Fitness here.
The following excerpts are directly from the Harvard Medical School website:
Walking with resistance bands allows you to exercise your upper body and at the same time your legs are getting great exercise. It’s a perfect addition to your routine if one of your goals is to firm up or to build strength. Aim to do this workout two or three times a week, remembering to allow 48 hours before doing another strength workout targeting your upper body.
Start your workout by warming up for 5 to 10 minutes with some easy-paced walking, gradually increasing to a moderate pace. Then move on to the first exercise as you continue walking. After you complete the recommended number of reps, place the band around your neck, speed up to a brisk pace, and walk for 2 minutes. Continue with each subsequent exercise followed by 2 more minutes of brisk walking. It’s natural to slow your pace when you are doing the band exercises. Finish with 5 to 10 minutes of easy walking to cool down. You can repeat the series of exercises for a longer workout.
When using resistance bands, you can increase the resistance by adjusting your hand position to shorten the length of the band. To decrease the resistance, lengthen the amount of band you are stretching. To make this workout easier, do the moves with a lighter resistance band or none at all. To make it harder, use a stronger resistance band or increase the number of reps you are doing, up to 20 reps for each exercise.
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Have a great day!
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