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March 03, 2022 3 min read

Strengthening our upper body is important because we use it for many daily activities. We use our arms in almost everything we do, such as eating, typing, washing our hair and carrying things.

While most upper body tasks can be performed without trouble, people with lung conditions may say otherwise. Strengthening your upper body is helpful for those who experience shortness of breath when doing daily tasks.

Rules of Exercising

Before you go ahead and do your exercise, remember that there are rules you need to keep in mind. These rules are stated below:

1. Do Not Force It

They say that pain is gain, and while you may feel some sort of pain or soreness, if it feels too much or abnormal, stop exercising. Not all exercise pain is good, nor will it benefit you. Keep your body safe and healthy when working out.

2. Take It Slow

You may want to rush your set to get it over with. However, rushing increases your risk in wrong postures and execution, which could harm you. Take it slow and execute everything properly.

3. Breathe

Many people hold their breaths when exercising. Do not do this and take steady breaths to avoid passing out or tiring yourself.

Using Resistance Bands for Upper Body Strengthening

Resistance bands are one of the best tools to use for exercise. They are versatile and can help your exercise with any area of your body. They are also affordable equipment, so you do not have to spend a lot. Some exercises for upper body strengthening using resistance bands are below.

1. Single Arm Overhead Press

Begin by standing shoulder-width apart. Hold one end of a light tension band, and then step on it with your right foot. Hold the band with your right hand and then straighten it at shoulder level. Then slowly raise your hand over your head and bring it back down. Inhale when your arm is at shoulder level and exhale when you raise it. Do this 10 times, then switch to the other shoulder. Repeat twice for each shoulder.

2. Bicep Curls

Stand shoulder-width apart while stepping on your resistance band. Keep your elbows tucked in while holding the handles, and begin with arms at waist level. Slowly bend your elbows up with your palms facing upward, then bring them back down. Repeat this exercise 10 times,

3. Oblique Side Bend

Stand on your resistance band with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart. Take a handle in each hand and slowly bend towards one side. Make sure you are not bending too much and that your hips are not pointed out. Get back to starting position, then bend back down to the other side. Try to bend down slowly to feel the resistance, and you should feel the tension in your abdominal area.

Conclusion

Doing exercises is always beneficial. It is not only helpful in maintaining your weight or building muscles for aesthetics, but it is also essential to keep yourself healthy. Daily tasks like carrying a heavy bag will no longer get you winded with your stronger upper body. Do these exercises as often as you can, and you will feel and be healthier in no time.

Usingresistance bands in your exercise routine takes it to the next level. At POWERBANDS®, we aim to provide you with high-quality resistance bands that will be great value for your money. Shop with us today and live a healthy life. 


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