Virtual Fitness: Elastic Tube Leg Extension

The Leg Extension Exercise Strengthens the Quadriceps Muscles
Verbal Instructions Are Included With This Video
INSTRUCTIONS: The video demonstrates using an elastic tube with handles. The quadriceps muscles are located at the front thigh.
If you’re not getting sufficient resistance, use a thicker tube. An elastic resistance band can be used as a subsitute. The tubes and bands are sold on Amazon Health & Fitness and Power Systems. Click the link below to shop these sellers at our Health & Fitness Store.
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Virtual Fitness: How To Do Fitness Band Squats

Perform a basic squat With a Fitness Band to Strengthen the outer hips
BENEFITS: Squatting is a bodyweight strength training exercise that works the thighs, legs, and gluteals. Adding a medicine ball will add work to the shoulders.
INSTRUCTIONS: Place the fitness band above your knees. As you descend, press the band outward to work the hips. A thicker band provides more resistance.
VARIATION: To increase the workload, hold a medicine ball in front of you, at shoulder height with elbows straight.

EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider

Virtual Fitness: How To Do An Elastic Band Standing Bicep Curl

Portable Elastic Fitness Bands Come In Handy For On-The Go Fitness
INSTRUCTIONS: Stand hip width apart, with back straight. Secure the band by placing it under your sneakers. Grab the band with a supinated grip (palms facing up) and slowly pull the band toward you as shown in the video, and then release it. Maintain spinal stability throughout the exercise. Target muscles are the biceps and core.
The thicker the band, the greater the resistance. Bands provide a lightweight, portable alternative to heavy equipment. Take it on vacation, business travel, or outdoor workouts. To see more resistance band exercises click this link: Downloadable Resistance Band Exercise Guide.

EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider