Mini Loop Bands

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$12.99

MTS Nutrition Mini Loop Resistance Bands

Every personal trainer and physical therapist would be able to tell you that more injuries occur in the gym due to improper lifting form, lack of flexibility, and weak joints than almost anything else.  There is rarely an injury to a pectoral muscle during a flat bench press.  It's almost always a rotator cuff or labrum that is injured.  If those parts of your body aren't strong enough to support the weight you are trying to press, you are at a high risk of injury.

These bands are designed to provide fairly light levels of resistance to help increase flexibility, joint mobility, and activate muscles for heavier lifts.  These are not designed to wrap around a barbell to add resistance to a squat or bench press.  They are also not designed for pull-up assistance.

Mini loop resistance band exercises are designed to help you prevent injury.  They will help strengthen the weakest points of your body that may not get worked during a traditional exercise routine.  These bands come as a set of five, ranging from extra light resistance up to extra heavy, and are perfect for any level of fitness.

Highlights:

  • Comes as s set of 5
    • X-Light (Yellow)
    • Light (Red)
    • Medium (Green)
    • Heavy (Blue)
    • X-Heavy (Black)
  • Durable Latex
  • Non-Slip
  • Highly Versatile

Here are 10 of the best exercises you can do with mini loop resistance bands.

1. Mini Band Exercise: Standing Kickbacks 

  • Stand in front of a chair (for balance) with feet shoulder-width apart
  • Place your mini precision loop band right above your ankles
  • Lift your right leg behind you, keeping the leg straight. Remember to squeeze your glutes as you lift.
  • Lower your right leg, and repeat the motion eight times. Switch sides and repeat!

2. Mini Band Exercise: Standing Abductor Lift

  • Stand beside a chair (for balance) with feet shoulder-width apart
  • Place your mini exercise band right above your ankles
  • Lift your right leg to your side and squeeze your glutes as you lift
  • Lower your right leg, and repeat the motion eight times. Switch sides and repeat!

3. Mini Band Exercise: Lying Abductor Lift

  • Lie on your left side with your legs straight
  • Place your mini precision loop band right above your ankles
  • Lift your right leg, keeping the leg straight
  • Lower your right leg, and repeat the motion eight times. Switch sides and repeat!

4. Mini Band Exercise: Lying Abductor Lift With Exercise Ball

  • Assume the Lying Abductor Lift position, but this time use an exercise ball to prop your upper body up as your feet rest on the ground
  • Place your mini precision loop band right above your ankles
  • Lift your right leg, keeping the leg straight
  • Lower your right leg, and repeat the motion eight times
  • Switch sides and repeat! The stability ball intensifies the workout and targets the core

5. Mini Band Exercise: Plank Kickback

  • Place your mini exercise band around your thighs (just above the knee), and get into the plank position with your feet shoulder-width apart
  • Lift your right leg, keeping your leg straight, as high as you can
  • Lower your right leg, and repeat the motion eight times. Switch sides and repeat!

6. Mini Band Exercise: Glute Bridge Hold

  • Place your mini band just above your knees, and lie on your back with your knees bent
  • Lift your hips, squeeze those glutes, and hold
  • Lower your hips and repeat the motion

7. Mini Band Exercise: Bicep Curls

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and wrap a mini band around your wrists, holding your wrists shoulder-width apart
  • Lower your arms and curl up. Repeat the motion

8. Mini Band Exercise: Lateral Shuffle

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees
  • Place your mini loop band just above your ankles
  • Step out to the right, followed by your left, and shuffle along so you‚Äôre still feeling the resistance
  • After 10 steps, switch to stepping out to the left, first

9. Mini Band Exercise: Bicycle Ab Crunches

  • Place your mini loop band around your feet
  • Lie on the floor and place your hands behind your head and rest your feet on the ground
  • Squeeze your abdominals as you simultaneously lift your upper back and legs from the ground
  • Push and pull your legs back and forth to create the pedaling motion while turning your elbows to face the leg with the bent knee
  • Repeat!

10. Mini Band Exercise: Hip Raise and Leg Pull-Ins With Exercise Ball

  • Place your mini loop band around your ankles and prop your legs up on your DynaPro exercise ball
  • Lie on the floor and rest your hands on the ground, palms-down, next to your hips
  • Squeeze your abdominals as you lift your your right leg from the exercise ball, toward your chest
  • Lower your hips and right leg, and repeat the motion eight times
  • Switch sides and repeat!

You can also check out this great video with a really helpful tip about foot placement when doing lateral or linear movements with mini loop resistance bands.

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