NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - This week's Workout Wednesday focuses on strengthening the back muscles. Personal trainer Alicia Spearman demonstrates three exercises used with resistance bands. Follow the video with the steps below.
- Dead lift with resistance band - Step in to the resistance band and grab the inside band, making sure your butt is pushed back and chest is up. Do this exercise in an "up and down" motion for ten reps. This focuses on the glutes, hamstrings and upper back.
- Good mornings with resistance band - Step on to the center of the resistance band and place over your neck, keeping the butt pushed back and chest up. This exercise is done in an "up and down" motion while pushing the pelvis forward. The good morning exercise focuses on the glutes, hamstrings and lower back.
- Face pulls with resistance bands - Hold the resistance band on a slant and pull to your chest. This exercise will help to strengthen the middle of your back. Try this exercise for ten reps.