Resistance Band Squats
- Begin the movement by stepping on to a resistance band with your feet at shoulder-width, toes pointed slightly out.
- Bring your hands to your shoulders, keeping the handles of the band behind your shoulders. Brace your core and keep your chest up.
- Bend first at the knees then at the hips. Be sure to keep the chest up and abdominals tight. There should be no arch in your back.
- Pause when your thighs are parallel with the floor, then slowly return to the starting position, feeling the tension from the band in your quadriceps.
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Resistance band squats is a gym work out exercise that targets hamstrings and quadriceps and also involves calves and glutes & hip flexors. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Water bottle lunges, seated machine leg extensions and lunging / lunge with bicep hammer curls are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as resistance band squats. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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