The resistance band crossover is one of the simplest yet most effective low equipment chest exercises, and it has great carry over in the gym as well. All you need for this exercise is a resistance band and something to secure it to.
The bench press is an iconic chest exercise, but it can also be moved to the floor and completed as a floor press. While the floor press does have a smaller range of motion it's still a great exercise to target your chest. This resistance band variation is great as a warm up to activate your pecs or as part of a low equipment workout.
The chest is one muscle group many men and women strive to grow. As the pectorals are a relatively small muscle group they often take longer to grow, which is why many people describe them as a “stubborn” muscle group. Furthermore, many people don’t have a lot of chest muscle to begin with, so a lot of development is needed. But there are science backed ways that you can grow your chest.
The hammer curl is a great exercise to help build your biceps. The great thing about the hammer curl is that it targets the brachialis muscle as well as the bicep. This can really help with growing the size of your arms.
10,000 is a big number and the thought of trying to get that many steps can definitely be scary, especially if walking isn’t normally part of your routine. But it really doesn’t have to be that scary. These tips can help you get on your way.
The standing resistance band chest press exercise is a great way for both men and women to start strengthening their chest. The great thing about this exercise is that it takes strain off the wrists, so if you have weaker wrists this is a great exercise to add into your routine. Plus, you can do this workout comfortably from home.
Jump squats are a great high intensity leg exercise to add into your routine. Just like the standard squat, this exercise forms the base of most lower body movements, especially those of an explosive nature.
The great thing about lunges, and specifically the backwards lunge, is that they transfer amazingly to sporting performance. Strengthening your glutes in this way is a great way to improve your power output in sprints, and much more.
The Bulgarian split squat is a great exercise for both the quads and glutes, depending on the way the exercise is performed. Similar to the regular split squat, the Bulgarian variation is a single leg squat variation where the back foot is elevated.
In a world that is so oversaturated with plans and pseudoscience it is often really hard to tell what will be effective and what won’t be. One of the most common splits at the moment is the Push, Pull, Legs split.
The banded leg extension is a great way to mix up your leg days. For beginners this is a great exercise to add into your routine and for more advanced lifters this is a great exercise to add as a superset with another quad isolation move. It can also be used as a quad activation movement to do before a workout.
Progressive overload is one of the most important components of training. It is also most people's biggest worry when they have to train from home. So, how can you progressively overload with minimal equipment?
Banded crab walks are a great accessory movement to add into your lower body days. They’re especially good for home workouts as they really focus on the abductor muscles that we often rely on machines to work.
Labelled the most important biomechanical joint action to learn, the hip hinge is an extremely important exercise to add to your repertoire. It plays a significant role in keeping your spine safe when lifting and can help decrease your chance of injury.
The banded upright row is a great shoulder exercise to add into your routine. This exercise is great for beginners to strengthen the shoulders, and great for intermediate to advanced athletes as a warm up or burn out.
The resistance band bicep curl is a great way to strengthen your biceps without using a barbell or dumbbells. For that reason this is a great exercise for beginners or anyone with an injury or weak wrists.
Banded pull aparts are a great minimal equipment exercise to help strengthen your upper back. They’re incredibly important and belong in every upper body day routine, whether that be as a warm up, superset with a compound movement or a burnout at the end of your session.
It will make it easier to adhere to and thus make the weight you lose easier to keep off. It can be hard to find a regime that is sustainable to you because of everything society tells us about diet culture, like we need to cut out carbs, or fats, or only a grapefruit.
My fitness journey has been a literal rollercoaster. Three years ago, I couldn’t exercise or look at the nutritional information on food packets without fear of starting the restriction, binge, over exercise cycle again.
Does the price mark-up mean that organic is better for you? Do they have more vitamins or less calories or any added health benefits? And why do so many celebrities, including Britain’s Prince Charles, preach about organic foods?
Your morning oats really can keep you full all day. The key is to combine all the macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fats) in the one meal. Carbs, protein and fats all digest at different rates, meaning you’ll have the feeling of being full for way longer.
My name is Charlotte Wilson and I am a writer specialising in fitness and nutrition. I am extremely passionate about both of these things due to personal experiences. I have had a significant weight loss journey which also helped me to build a healthy relationship with food and exercise, which is something I now aim to share through my writing. I want my articles to help others build a healthy relationship with food and exercise and step away from yoyo dieting, diet fads and unsustainable exercise. I am a big believer in eating food to fuel you that you enjoy, but making sure it is still nutritious, and doing exercise that makes you feel good physically and mentally.
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