8 Theraband Exercises
Adding resistance into your mat classes might just be the most underrated class planning tip we’ve heard. Here’s 8 Theraband exercises to build the burn of your class…
The Theraband is one of our favourite props (did someone say reformer without the reformer?), and can add a greater depth to your class by diversifying the way our muscles are moving.
Squat with band extensions
Extend the band at the top and bottom of your squat. Pick your resistance based on how far apart your hands are.
2nd position plié with band behind back
Try to keep the hands and elbows aligned with your torso, to open up through the chest.
Band under both feet, curl up nice and slowly.
Single leg lift with tricep extension
Hold the resistance of the band through the triceps as you balance to lift the leg.
Move through your preference of bridges, pulses and single leg variations.
Banded parallel clam
Keep knees stacked at 90 degrees as you lift and lower the top leg.
Banded leg extension
Squeeze the top glute as you fully extend the leg.
Banded roll back
Use the band to engage the armpits and shoulders, adding resistance for the core to roll back through.