NeeBooFit Video – Standing Overhead Shoulder Press with Flat Therapy Bands

 

Our flat bands can help you get a great shoulder workout. This overhead shoulder press exercise will work your shoulders and arms as you extend your arms against the resistance of the flat band.

Instructions:

  • Stand with Feet hip to shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent, tummy engaged, chest up nice and tall, and keep your chin forward in neutral.
  • Anchor band at the bottom of the doorway.
  • Alternate pressing each arm up over your head with your bicep by your ear.
  • Keep your shoulders down, elbows in and palms facing your body.

Take Your Workout Outdoors

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Ah, we love autumn, don’t you? Summer’s heat is gone and the leaves are beginning to change, but it’s still warm enough to take your workout outdoors. Before you’re cooped up inside for the winter, why not take your NeeBooFit Resistance Tube Bands to the local park and get in a great workout?

The best thing about working out with our tube bands is that as you get stronger, you can increase the resistance to continue challenging yourself. We suggest starting with some of the lighter bands (yellow and green) and working up to the heavier bands. For even more specific weights, combine our bands to get the exact weight resistance you desire.

Next time you’re heading outside to workout, find yourself a lamppost, tree, or pole and try out this set of resistance tube band exercises from the great people over at Mind Body Green. You’ll strengthen your core, raise your heartrate, and get a nice dose of fresh air…all at the same time!

Challenge Your Core Even More!!

In the past, we shown you how to perfect your form in a plank using a NeeBooFit Resistance Loop Band to better stabilize your shoulder girdle. Now it’s time to try some progressions in all three types of planks: prone (facing floor), side plank, and reverse planks (face up). You won’t need a NeeBooFit Band around your arms for these exercises; however, imagine it’s there as you go through these challenging plank variations. There are a couple of exercises here that use the loop band around your ankles.  Each photo shows a different variation on the standard plank positions.

Prone forearm plank progressions

Starting with your best forearm plank with your core engaged and armpits pulling towards your hips:

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Leg lift (hip ext) option to use loop band

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Alternating jacks w/loop band

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Arm reach: side, forward, and to opposite thigh

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Mountain climbers (elevated onto step) pull knee just under hip

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Hip rotations

Tip: If you need to make these easier, place your feet further apart, unless you’re using the loop band.

Side plank progressions

From your best side plank with your elbow set directly under your shoulder, bottom arm rotated out slightly, head aligned with spine

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Crunch: top hand behind head, modify by staggering legs or placing bottom knee down

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Hip lifts, top arm high

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Reach through

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Hip abduction (leg lift)

Reverse plank progressions

From your best reverse plank with your fingers pointing out, shoulders rolled back, abdominals held in, and hips lifted

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Toe taps to wall

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Hip rotations

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Knee to chest

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Arm reaches from elevated plank (on step)

 

Front Raises with NeeBooFit Resistance Pull-Up Bands

In this 8-part series, we’ll teach you how to use our latest product, NeeBooFit Resistance Pull-Up Bands.  Ideal for assisted pull-ups, our Resistance Pull-Up Bands are also great for a whole range of exercises.  Buy a set today and check back each week for a new video in this series.

For the eighth and final video in our series, we’ll learn to perform Front Raises. This great exercise works your shoulders and is easy to adapt to different strength levels – simply increase the tension on the band to make the exercise more difficult. Here’s how to do it:

Instructions

  • Stand on the band with your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Grip the band with your hands hip width apart.
  • Keeping your elbows straight, raise your arms straight up in front of your body.

Tip: Keep your shoulder blades squeezed together and maintain a neutral spine position.

X-Walks with the NeeBooFit Resistance Pull-Up Bands

In this 8-part series, we’ll teach you how to use our latest product, NeeBooFit Resistance Pull-Up Bands.  Ideal for assisted pull-ups, our Resistance Pull-Up Bands are also great for a whole range of exercises.  Buy a set today and check back each week for a new video in this series.

For the seventh video in our series, we’ll learn how to do X-Walks.  When you perform this walking exercise using NeeBooFit Resistance Pull-Up Bands, you’ll be stabilizing the knee and strengthening the glutes.  Here’s how to do it:

Instructions

  • Stand on the band with no tension between your feet.
  • Keep your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Twist the band to create an X shape.
  • Grip the band shoulder width apart and stand up.
  • Holding tension on the band, step to the side with one leg and then the other.

Tip: Don’t rotate your hips or your knees; stay facing forward.

Straight Arm Pull-Downs with NeeBooFit Resistance Pull-Up Bands

In this 8-part series, we’ll teach you how to use our latest product, NeeBooFit Resistance Pull-Up Bands.  Ideal for assisted pull-ups, our Resistance Pull-Up Bands are also great for a whole range of exercises.  Buy a set today and check back each week for a new video in this series.

For the sixth video in our series, we’ll learn how to perform Straight Arm Pull-Downs.  By attaching the NeeBooFit Resistance Band to a pull-up bar, you can use the band to strengthen the muscles between the shoulder blades, the lower trapezius, the posterior chain, and the triceps. Here’s how to do it:

Instructions

  • Attach a resistance pull-up band to a pull-up bar.
  • Hold the band with your hands shoulder width apart and with slight tension to form a triangle with the band.
  • Pull your arm down as you engage your shoulder blades until the bottom of the triangle reaches your waist.

Tip: Keep your belly strong to maintain proper form.