22 Resistance Band Exercises To Tone Your Entire Body

22 Resistance Band Exercises To Tone Your Entire Body

This article originally appeared in Women's Health.

Sure, bodyweight workouts are great when you're on-the-go and don't have access to a gym. But there's also a very simple way that you can level-up your at-home or travel workout game—and all it takes is one tiny tool: a resistance band.

With practically an endless number of resistance band exercises at-the-ready to spice up your workouts, these simple, stretchy game-changers are both versatile and fun to use. If you grab a few different bands (think a long one with or without handles and a looped mini band), you can work every muscle from head to toe.

Some of the specific benefits of bands: They're good for evening out muscle imbalances and building muscle endurance (since they train your muscles to last longer under effort). Plus, even if you are hitting the weights, bands are a great tool to use to warm up your muscles for big movements.

So, ready to see this piece of equipment in action? I've put together 22 of my favorite resistance band exercises for you to try at home or in the gym. Add a few to your usual routine or put a bunch together to create a full resistance band workout.

Time: 10 to 25 minutes

Equipment: Resistance band

Good for: Total body

Instructions: Choose three to five moves below. Complete as many reps of each as possible in 30 to 45 seconds (depending on how much time you've got), then immediately continue to the next exercise. Once you've finished all three to five moves, rest as needed, then repeat for three to five rounds total.

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