There are more resistance band leg exercises available for you to do than you could possibly imagine. The fact is, that most people struggle to understand where to put these exercises in their program. Although many readers of this blog will know that I mostly preach a lift heavy and work hard approach, to achieve almost any goal, there is always room for different ideas. Resistance tubes give you a way to do different kinds of work outs, change the stimulus on your body, and also invent some crazy exercises that can actually help with rehabilitation and assist in targeting certain trouble areas.
Rehabilitation: For people that have injured their knee, ankle, hip or whatever…resistance tubes are a great way to start the rehab process. You are able to target specific muscles, and you can do it at a resistance that is comfortable for you.
Home Workout: Often we don’t have time to go to the gym, and in this case you can use resistance bands to simulate a similar workout at home. You can change the resistance easily, use tougher bands, and you can do almost any exercise. Although really I don’t recommend using resistance bands for workouts all the time, as I believe you need to have a really tough stimulus to get results, they are a great substitute.
Different Stimulus: Doing the same thing over and over is sometimes not the best option. Not only can you get overworked, your body can get used to what you are doing, and your results suffer. You may need a light day, a recovery, in order to get the results you want, and you may simply need to change what you do for a week to give your body a rest.
Warmup: Resistance bands are great for warm up. Here is a video explaining some great resistance band leg exercises you can use in the warmup.
Check out this video as well to see a whole lot of upper and lower body resistance band exercises.