Great Gams: Resistance Exercises for All


If you’re ready to jump start your fitness routine for 2017, we’ve got you covered with an eight-part video series featuring easy-to-do resistance band workouts accessible for almost all fitness levels. The best part? No gym or fancy equipment needed. In part seven of our series, we’re targeting the top of your legs — the quadriceps muscles. 

Gams, stems, pins — call ’em what you want, but our legs — namely our quadriceps muscles — play an important role in our daily life. They’re crucial in walking, running, jumping and squatting. 

In the seventh installment of our video series, Matt Gardner, health and wellness coordinator for Hometown Health, demonstrates easy-to-perform quadricep exercises that are adaptable for any exercise level and age — even for those with mobility issues. These moves can be executed seated or standing, and with either a circular band or one that needs to be tied from end-to-end. If using the tied band, make the circle tighter for more resistance, looser for less.