Resistance Band Butt Exercises

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Resistance bands are an excellent alternative to lifting weights to firm and build muscle. Resistance bands can be used just about anywhere, at home, at the gym or at work. Resistance training with equipment like resistance bands causes the muscles to contract. Repeated contraction and relaxation builds muscle tissue and strengthens the joints. Resistance bands are available in a variety of resistances from light resistance to extremely firm resistance. Resistance bands are also inexpensive when compared to free weights and other exercise equipment. They can be attached to a door jam with a door mount or securely attached to a wall with a resistance band wall mount. Resistance bands are also available in a loop design for use with the legs and arms. Be sure that your band is securely attached to a door or to a wall mount before you exercise. Unsecured bands can slip and snap back, which can cause injury. Always inspect your bands for weak areas or tears. Don’t use a band that has nicks and tears since it could break and hurt you or hurt someone standing nearby. 
To work the hips and buttocks, do some hip adduction exercises. Stand perpendicular to a wall mount or a doorway where the resistance band is attached. Wrap the band around your ankle. Spread your feet apart until there is slight resistance on the band. Make sure you have your balance or place your hand on a sturdy chair for balance. Pull the band across the front of your body with your leg stretched straight out. Pull as far as you can until you feel the muscles of your hips and thighs stretch. Repeat this exercise 10 times with each leg for a firmer butt and thighs. 
The butt stretch resistance band exercise will firm and tone your buttocks as well as slim and tighten up your abdominal muscles. Loop an ankle resistance band around both of your ankles and get on your hands and knees on the floor. Stretch our body out until your weight is supported by your hands and your toes. Slowly lift one leg straight up toward the ceiling, pulling the band as far up as you can. Hold the stretch and then relax. Repeat this exercise 10 times with each leg for tight firm buns and a strong core. 
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About Robin R.
I’m an AFPA certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, online fitness coach and freelance writer specializing in health and fitness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health. I specialize in weight loss, functional strength training, total body toning, aerobic conditioning, plyometric training, nutrition planning, and home-based boot camp style workouts for women. My goal is to make every personal training session fun and effective for my clients. My services include both in-home personal training and online fitness coaching.

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