The core is a very important part of body and fitness enthusiasts always pay attention to strengthening their core muscles. Most of the time, people head towards the gym to do core exercises. What if are traveling or too busy to go to the gym? Fortunately, you can take your gym in your bag wherever you go. Yes, all you need to strengthen your core is a resistance band. Following are the essential resistance band moves to strengthen your core.
- Knee Tuck
Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. Place the resistance band around your feet. Lift the right knee and bring the right elbow towards your knee in a crunching position. Now, do the same movement with the other leg.
- Bicycle Crunch
Sit with your legs few inches from the floor and resistance band looped around feet. With bent knees, lean back around 45 degrees. With your finger placed near your ears, try to bring right leg toward left knee and the left leg toward right knee. When done in succession, it will mimic the movement of bicycling.
- Side Plank with Resistance Band
Place your hand on the floor, fully stretched, and your face facing on a side. This is the high plank position. Now, with a resistance band around your both ankles, try to lift the upper foot and hold at hip width. Hold for as long as possible and then return to the starting position. After a certain number of reps, alternate the hands.
- Unilateral Squat
To do this core-strengthening and leg building exercise, stand with feet shoulders width apart and toes pointing forward. Put one end of the resistance band under your left or right foot and the other on the same wrist. Extend your arm and lower your hips into a squat position. Keep chest lifted and return to the starting position.