Anyone, at any fitness level, can benefit from using resistance bands. They add an extra challenge to bodyweight exercises but don’t put the same sort of pressure on your joints that external weights, like dumbbells and kettlebells, do. They’re also great for targeting smaller stabilizing muscles that you may not typically work. This is why trainers love using them to work the small muscles in the hips, particularly the Gluteus Medius, which plays the important role of stabilizing your quads when you walk and run. (Lots of runners do resistance band butt exercises during their warm-ups for this reason.)
Resistance Band Chest Press is a great exercise for strengthening your chest and arms without doing push-ups! This exercises uses the resistance of the band to work against the pushing motion in order to strengthen biceps, triceps, chest and even the front of the shoulder. This is also a great exercise for teaching your body to engage the core for stabilization. If you learn how to do Resistance Band Chest Press, you will have a great exercise to strengthen your chest without having to pick up heavy weights or even do push-ups. This is a great move!
Resistance Bands are wonderful tools to have in your arsenal. The resistance of the band’s pressure is another way to strengthen muscles and tone the parts of the body you would like to see stronger and look better. One of the benefits of the band is the portability. You can take your workout wherever you go! But don’t let the lightness fool you. These bands can be challenging and you’ll feel the results of your work the next day! Another benefit in using the resistance band is the range of exercises that can be done. This resistance band chest press is similar to a dumbbell or barbell chest press, but due to the band resistance you can accomplish it from a standing position. This can be a great tool for those who cannot lay down on their backs for any reason.
- Movement – Resistance Band Chest Press
- Recommended Reps – 15 to 25 per set
- Number of Sets – 5
- Rest between sets – 60 Seconds
Body Parts Targeted
- Attach a resistance band to a door frame or other stable surface. The base of the band will come to the level of your knees/thighs. Holding each handle, turn away and walk forward. Take a left leg lead stance.
- Brace your core as you slowly push the resistance bands in front of you. Do not lock out the elbows.
- Slowly return to the starting position, focusing the tension in the chest. Once your elbows are at a 90 degree angle, pause and begin again.
Why it’s effective
- Resistance Band Chest Press is a unique way to build chest strength. Instead of picking up dumbbells or pressing a heavy barbell, the band creates strength in a different way.
- The resistance band offers a huge variety of ways to strength train. The band allows you to move in unique ranges of motion, whereas lifting weights is generally done in a fixed position.