Bicep curls are a great routine for building the upper body strength necessary for everyday lifting. An added bonus? They also help fight against the muscle degeneration that can be a byproduct of too much inactivity. Combine this exercise with the five-minute band walk for a simple routine with a band.
- Stand on the band with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold the ends of the band at your hips.
- Keeping your elbows tucked in at your sides, curl your forearms to your shoulders. Return to starting position.
- Do up to 10 repetitions of three sets (30 reps) with a 30-second break between each set.
Zander Koch is owner of Zander’s Personal Training. For more information www.zanderspersonaltraining.com.