Elastic bands lower body workouts are great for at home training or to vary up a stagnant workout routine. They come in different tensions (or with clips) and are great for personal trainers looking to keep training gear in their car without paying more on gas. Elastics provide an excellent range of exercises; the only problem comes with the ability to add the maximum amount of tension to help increase muscle mass.
Elastic Band Lunges
Start with the band underneath your feet with one leg out in front and one leg behind you. Now without letting your knee go over your toe let your body come down and without letting your back knee touch the ground, lower your body. Now bring your body back up to the starting position with your front knee slightly bent.
Elastic Band Calf Raise
Insert anchor at bottom of door. Facing away, grab handles, one in each hand, and stand with feet hip distance apart. Place hands above shoulders, elbows pointed downward. Always stand tall and keep core engaged. To start, take a deep breath, exhale and raise both heels off the floor as you point your toes. Slowly return to start position. Repeat.
Elastic Band Hamstring Curl
Anchor near bottom of door. Wrap the ankle strap securely around your ankle. Facing away from door, lie down with elbows resting on floor. Relax both legs and keep knees together. To start, drive your heel up towards your glute. Squeeze your glute tight at the top of the movement then lower your foot down to start. Repeat, then switch sides.
Elastic Band Squat
Place middle of underneath both feet, keeping your feet hip distance apart. Holding onto the handles, one in each hand, bring the hands above shoulders so elbows are pointed downward. Stand tall and engage your core. To start, push your butt back as if about to sit in a chair. Keep the chest lifted, the weight of your body on your heels, and the knees behind the toes to protect the knees. Press back up to start. Repeat.