We know this article may seem a bit off topic for an automotive accessories brand, but we wanted to do something different for those of our customers stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past year or so working and working-out from home have both become increasingly popular. While most people may not have all of the equipment that they might have at the gym at their disposal at home, they have found other ways to still get a great workout. Lots of these exercises include things like resistance training, which generally includes some sort of resistance band, like a bungee cord.
If you happen to have a bungee cord at home, then you can also get a great workout by following some of these easy exercises. If you do not currently have a reliable set of bungees at home, you can order them from our website here.
1. Bicep Curls
Stand with your feet shoulder length apart and stand on your bungee cord. Hold each end of your bungee cord with both hands, palms facing up. Pull the bungee cord up to your shoulders, then drop your arms down back to a straight position. Repeat this for as many times as you want. We recommend either doing this exercise for 60 seconds straight with a 15 second break for 5 times or 4 sets of 25 curls.
2. Bicep Curls with Crossed Band
To make the bicep curl a little more difficult, cross the bungee cord. You will do this by putting the end in your left hand in your right and vice versa. This will show an X shape right around your knee area. This will add a little more resistance and be a little more challenging to do the exercise.
3. Lunge Pull
For the lunge pull, you will put the bungee cord under your right foot and step your left foot back into a lunge position. Then, lunge down as if you were going to take a knee and stand back up. As you stand back up, you will raise both of your arms that are holding each side of the bungee cord. We recommend either doing this exercise also for 60 seconds straight with a 15 second break for 5 times or 4 sets of 25. Once you have done this, then you will need to switch sides and repeat this exercise with your left leg in front.
4. Tricep Pulls
To work your triceps, you will need to hang your bungee cord over something very sturdy. If you have a bar, handle, door, or other fixture in your home that would work for this without breaking feel free to use it. Once you have the bungee cord over your item, you will hold both ends in each hand and pull down with your palms facing the floor until your arms reach a straight position. We recommend either doing this exercise for 60 seconds straight with a 15 second break for 5 times or 4 sets of 25 pulls.
5. Tricep Extensions
If you do not have something in your home that you can use for the previous exercise, you can still work out your triceps easily. By using both of your feet to stand on the bungee cord shoulder length apart, bend your knees and lean forward slightly, about 45 degrees. Draw your elbows back and hold your bungee cord below the handles. You will then pull your bent arms back until they are fully straight and then bring them back to your starting position. We recommend either doing this exercise for 60 seconds straight with a 15 second break for 5 times or 4 sets of 25 extensions.
6. Squat with Overhead Press
Stand with your feet a little less than hip length apart on your bungee cord and hold the handles under hand with your palms facing the ceiling. Then, flip your hands around so your palms are facing away from your face as you raise your arms up so your elbows are in line with your shoulders. Now, you are going to squat down and as you straighten your legs you will raise your arms so they are fully straight. We recommend either doing this exercise for 60 seconds straight with a 15 second break for 5 times or 4 sets of 25.
7. Side Arm Raises
Stand with both feet hip length apart on your bungee cord and hold both ends in each hand. You are then going to raise your arms to the side so you make a T position with your palms facing the floor. We recommend either doing this exercise for 60 seconds straight with a 15 second break for 5 times or 4 sets of 25 raises.
If you would like to make all of these exercises into one workout, you can do two sets of 25 for each exercise and follow them in order, then repeat the entire cycle 3 or 4 times.