Change up your ab exercises with a resistance band, giving your abdominal muscles even more of a push. All you need is an anchor point (door anchors or heavy objects are a good option – just make sure they’re secure!)
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First up, we have mountain climbers, an exercise ab exercise with a resistance band. With the resistance band firmly secured behind you, place your feet in the band, so it is hooked around them. Raise one leg at a time until your knee is at your chest, return and then alternate. Your lower abs won’t know what hit them!
For this lower ab exercise, keep your resistance band secured to a lowish anchor point. This time, you need to lie on your back. With your feet anchoring the band, bring both knees in as high as you can, and hold and return back down again. Using both legs at the same time means you need more balance, so your core will feel the real benefit.
Your obliques are another vital part of your abdominal muscles, so it’s always a good idea to make sure you’re giving them some attention. Wood chops work, but twists are awesome on their own. Anchor the band to your side and simply rotate your torso to move the resistance band with you.
Building up strength in your core is just as vital as building up your muscle size. The plank with a resistance band is a truly challenging way to do it. Using isometric exercise is always a useful way to build strength, and that’s exactly what we’re doing there. Side planking works best with the band trying to pull you back, facing down.
The last of our resistance band ab exercises is the crunch. It’s one of the best upper ab builders! With the resistance band anchored behind you, lie flat on your back, holding the band in your hands. Contract your abs. Your shoulders should be off the floor, but everything below is still in contact. Hold the position for a second or two for a harder contraction and better results. This is a really challenging ab exercise with a resistance band.
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