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Theraband

Get excited about theraband!

Easy to use and easy to buy right at your local sports store, or even your local shopping market store!

Theraband comes in multiple colors all symbolizing different amounts of resistance. Tan has the least amount of resistance, then yellow, red, green, blue, black, silver and gold are next! Gold is the highest amount of resistance!

What’s great about theraband is that you can use it at home, and you can even use it to challenge yourself more while doing your usual workout routine! 

Here are some exercises you can do with theraband at home! 

Clamshells:

Place theraband above your knees, while keeping a side-lying position and feet together, lift your top knee to the ceiling. This is a great glute and leg muscle strengthening exercise! 

Suggested: 3 sets of 20 repetitions, 5-7 days a week.

Squat holds while sidestepping:

Place resistance band at your ankle while keeping your body positioned forward and holding squat. This is a great glute, quad and all around leg strengthening exercise!

Suggested: 3 sets of 20 repetitions on each leg, 5-7 days a week.

Squat holds:

Place theraband above your knees, keeping your body forward and maintaining squat position. This is another great glute, quad and all around leg strengthening exercise!

Suggested: 3 sets of 30 second holds, 5-7 days a week. 

Wall squat holds:

Place theraband above your knees, keeping your body forward, and maintaining squat position. This is again another great all around leg strengthening exercise!

Suggested: 3 sets of 30 second holds, 5-7 days a week.

Donkey kicks:

Maintaining position on hands and knees, placing theraband above knees, lifting leg straight to the ceiling. This is a great glute and leg strengthening exercise!

Suggested: 3 sets of 20 repetitions on each leg, 5-7 days a week. 

Bridging with resistance:

Place theraband on hips and hold on your sides, push through theraband up to ceiling. This is another glute and leg strengthening exercise!

Suggested: 3 sets of 20 repetitions, 5-7 days a week. 

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Written by: Sarah Abraham, PTA

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