No results found


5 simple exercises with a Moves resistance band

In this blog, you will discover 5 simple Moves resistance band exercises. Are you the proud owner of a band and do you need some exercise inspiration? Congratulations, you have come to the right place! Any Moves band will do, whether you like to use a regular band, a latex-free band, or a FIT band. Simply grab your desired resistance and get started with these 5 simple resistive exercises.


1. Tricep reaches

• Begin by holding one end of the resistance band in your hand and extending your arm overhead, with the opposite hand grasping the band behind your back.
• Then, extend your left arm upward, focusing on contracting the triceps muscle, before slowly returning to the starting position. Hold your other arm still.
• Repeat for desired repetitions on each arm to effectively work the triceps and improve upper body strength



2. Overhead stretch

• Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold onto the resistance band with both hands, ensuring there is tension in the band when your arms are extended overhead.
• Lift your arms overhead, fully extending them while holding onto the resistance band, palms facing forward.
• Keep your elbows slightly bent to avoid locking them out.
• Engage your shoulder and arm muscles as you slowly stretch your arms out to the sides, stretching the resistance band further apart.
• Bring your arms back, controlling the movement to maintain tension in the band throughout the exercise. Focus on controlled movements and maintaining proper form.



3. Resistive squats

• Put your feet shoulder-width apart and hold onto the ends of the resistance band with both hands, palms facing inward.
• Have a partner stand in front of you, holding the other end of the resistance band at chest height.
• Lower into a squat by bending your knees and pushing your hips back, maintaining an upright posture.
• As you descend into the squat, simultaneously pull the resistance band horizontally towards your chest, engaging your upper body muscles.
• Push through your heels to return to the starting position while simultaneously resisting the pull of the resistance band, keeping tension throughout the movement.



4. Resistive lunges

• Place a resistance band under the arch of your front foot and hold one end in each hand at shoulder height, with your palms facing inward.
• Step back with your opposite foot, lowering your back knee toward the ground until both knees are bent at approximately 90 degrees, keep your front knee aligned with your ankle.
• As you perform the lunge, simultaneously pull the resistance band up to engage your upper body muscles.
• Keep your chest up and your back straight throughout the movement, maintaining tension in the resistance band.
• Push through the heel of your front foot to return to the starting position, bringing your arms back down. Aim for controlled movements and proper form to maximize the effectiveness of the exercise.



5. Bicep curl

• Stand with both feet on resistance band holding the ends next to your sides with palms facing forward.
• Slowly curl hands up to shoulders, squeezing biceps and keeping elbows next to your sides.
• Slowly release arms back down to starting position and repeat.



Have fun with these Moves resistance band exercises!


Products used:
Moves FIT band | colour: blueberry | resistance: extra heavy
Moves band | colour: green | resistance: heavy


Images designed by Freepik