Resistance Bands & Balance Issues

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A resistance band is a valuable tool for overcoming balance issues. Coordinate your balance using this resistance band workout in a free video presented by a personal trainer.

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Hi, this is Christine with Hammer Time Fitness, and I'm going to show you some exercises with resistance bands that focus on some balance issues. Now, the first step to getting better balance is to challenge it. So, I'm going to show you some exercises using the resistance band that's going to challenge your balance. Now, the first exercise we're going to do, we're going to put the handle of the resistance band, we're going to loop it on our foot. Now, I have my band connected behind me to this piece of equipment. Now, you can put your band anywhere, it works anywhere. In your house you can do it on a chair, you can do it outside, on a tree, on a piece of playground equipment, on a park bench, wherever it works for you. But I have got it connected low on this piece of equipment. Now, this first exercise I'm going to do is a hip flexor. I'm going to pull my leg forward, so I'm challenging my balance. I'm working my quads. I've got the resistance going and I'm pulling my leg forward and I am working on my balance. Now, I'm getting really good at this so I'm going to add a little bit to it. I'm going to add a little hop. I'm going to pull it forward and I'm going to add a hop, excellent. You're going to keep working on this until you get it, going to try to do about eight reps pulling your leg up and giving that little hop. Now, another exercise you can do using the resistance band, I'm going to keep my foot locked into that band, it's still connected low and I'm going to do a hip adductor. So, the band is on the side, my right leg is facing the band and I am going to come up on one foot and I'm going to pull that foot over my left foot, straight in front of me, forward and let it go back. So, the exercise, I'm going to step out a little bit, get a little more resistance, the exercise is working my thigh and I am also working my balance because I am up on one foot here and I'm pulling my foot forward and back, foot forward and back. Another exercise to challenge my balance, I'm going to go ahead and turn around. I still have that handle hooked to my foot. Now I'm farther away from the band and I'm going to stand up again on one foot and I'm going to pull that leg out. This one I can really feel in that thigh, that outside thigh. So, I'm working my legs and I'm working on my balance, one leg here, excellent, keep going about eight reps. This has been Christine with Hammer Time Fitness, showing you some exercises using the resistance band for balance issues.


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