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-More Band Madness!-

Since everyone seems to love working with Superbands, i’m giving you more!  

Here are two more exercises.

The first is an alternating left/right chop from a high anchor.  Exhale when you chop the arms down, and pivot your opposite foot.  This is a great total-body movement!

The second is an overhead iso-hold, which is tough enough by itself, but i’m spicing it up a bit by adding movement to it.  The overhead hold really challenges the core.  If you can’t extend your arms all the way, keep them bent and you can work up to a fully extended position.  In the video clip i’m doing lateral lunges first, and then a lateral step.  There is absolutely NO way you can perform ANY band exercise without keeping your entire body braced.  If you don’t, the band will pull you!

Anyone think bands aren’t tough?! HA! 😀

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2 responses

  1. JMJ

    The OH iso holds look very challenging. I’ll add those to my arsenal.
    You obviously have a very strong core. Great form in the video.

    February 1, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    • Why, thank you! 🙂 You can tell i’m workin’! The overhead holds require a good amount of body awareness and you can tell with each rep that the pulling force from the band is tryin’ to get the best of me! I like to have clients get used to the iso hold first (various positions: arms extended in front of body, overhead, 2 arms, 1 arm, etc), and then incorporate movement by adding a step to it…then progress to lunges in all planes! Lots of options!

      February 2, 2009 at 10:14 am

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