8 Minute Upper Body Resistance Band Workout

The 8 minute upper body resistance band workout is so great for any stage of fitness. I like the exercise bands because really help my body use stabilizing muscles in addition to the muscles I am targeting with each move. Focusing on upper body muscles with this one is best for that really functional upper body strength.

For this workout I like using a medium strength resistance band because I want something versatile. You can easily use a light weighted band, but I wouldn't use a heavy band unless you have already confidently used a lighter or medium weight resistance.

Always do a warmup! I know it's easy to want to jump right into a workout, but warmup to prevent injuries and tightness. When your muscles are warm and maleable they are more ready to be productive during a workout!

The Warmup

  • Bear Hug
  • Arm Swing
  • Upper Body Twist

The Workout

First Set

  • 10 bicep curls
  • 10 deltoid lifts
  • 10 upright rows
  • 10 anterior deltoid lifts

Second Set

  • 10 back flies
  • 10 tricep press downs
  • 10 bicep curls

Each move can be repeated again if you have more time for your workout. These moves are best completed in a slower, more controlled manner so those stabilizing muscles get a chance to engage and help out. It's easy to rush through a workout. I challenge you to take your time and keep the control for maximum benefit!

This upper body resistance band workout is a great exercise band workout for beginners because it's slow and controlled, but it could also be excellent for a more experienced exerciser with a heavier resistance band.

Feel free to move around and adjust your exercise bands to feel the best angle, but always keep your shoulders in neutral aka down and back. When your core is engaged you can also help your core get a workout for overall strength!

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