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Resistence Training with Tubes

If you are one of those people who constantly find themselves getting bored by the monotony of repetitive workout routines, resistence tubes could be exactly what you need. Not only are they very cost-effective, convenient to store and easy to use, but they can also be used with quite an extensive variety of exercises. They can be used to strengthen the arm muscles (like biceps, triceps, shoulders), chest muscles, leg muscles (like the quads, calves, and hip flexors), and even core muscles (like the upper and lower abs and obliques). If you are not very inventive or feel that you need guidance on which exercises to do, you can easily find many different possibilities or you can create your own based on what you personally need and want from your workout.

Strengthen Muscles with Resistence Tubes

The first thing to know is that there are different types of resistence tubes that you can buy. Although the basic construction is similar among all the different varieties, the difference comes in whether the tubes are rounded or flat, whether or not there are handles and whether or not the tubing is constructed with a Y-shape or just a single line. Because most resistence tubes are relatively cheap, it could be well worth your money and time to buy a few different kinds. This will enable you to use the single tubes for certain exercises and the Y-shaped tubes for different exercises.

Resistence tubes are great for doing lunges, especially if you want to make them a little more advanced or difficult. Simply attach the resistence tube to something sturdy behind you at about waist level. Stand far enough away from the object so that when you step into the lunge you will feel a good amount of resistence in the tube. Hold the tube next to your side while you do the lunges, making sure that the tube is on the same side of the body as the leg that is lunging forward. It is important to remember when doing lunges to make sure that the knee does not extend out over the ankle.

An exercise for the biceps that you can do with resistence tubes is the bicep curl. You can hold one end of the resistence tube firmly underneath your left foot. Grab the other end of the resistence tube with your left hand. Depending on the length of the tube, you may need to wrap it around your hand a few times to get the proper amount of resistence. Start with your arm either all the way down at your side or at a 90 degree angle, depending on what you prefer. Then, slowly curl your arm until your hand is near your shoulder and your bicep is fully flexed. Allow your arm to return to its starting position in a controlled manner.

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