In this week's Made Fit TV podcast, I show you how to use resistance bands effectively and creatively to target your chest. Bands are pretty affordable and mobile, so you can do these movements anywhere!
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Jennifer DiDonato: Hey, welcome to MadeFitTV. I'm your host Jennifer DiDonato and this is episode number 57. And in case, you don't know, MadeFitTV is everyone source for health and fitness, information and entrainment. Bodies don't just happen. They are made. They're made by you by the help of me, but together as a group we can get you there. So, welcome to show we are in the gym again, I'm so happy, I'm going to be workout today or using resistance bands. Yeah! Do you guys have any of these? I hope so. They're very affordable and you can bring them anywhere or you can do a lot of things with them, if you're not sure, you know if you looking down at that pamphlet, you know like you know what? There are a couple of movements. I'm here because I know all these come with pamphlets of movements. I'll be source because I have a lot of different creative movements that you can do with resistance band, even if you just have one, I know they coming in a lot of variety with different resistance levels, but you can do a lot with them. So, this episode is how to build a stronger chest with resistance bands because you see like I said, a lot of those simple movements and you think, it was to see even doing anything, but the reason why resistance band are really important is because they're good to incorporate into to your regular strength training regiment to mix it up, to get a little bit more creative with the muscles, and to challenge your muscles in a different way because like I talk about, concentric motion is when you're contracting and getting all flexing there for all of you out there, you'll bugging me about it. So concentric, but then on the lowering you do the eccentric movements, so there is not a lot of resistance on the downward what, what resistance bands do is they provide that resistance for all ranges of motion, not just one, not just on the contracting. So, this is why this episode is pretty important and it's helpful for you, if you're looking for a weight having affordable good workout. So, starting out exercise movement number one, we're going to do a front press with the resistance band. So, what you're going to do, and you can any resistance band if this is, if you have that is just too light, what you can do is just choke up on it like this and do it like that. But this one that I have is about a medium resistance, so it's good for me. You're going to step on it with one foot and you're going to keep your chest up; you can bring the back foot back, heel up because I want you to keep all your body nice and aligned. Because if you're keeping your feet together, which is fine, you might have a tendency to hunch forward, so this where you can help keep your body up right. So you're going to have your palms, bring them up, you're going to feel the resistance already, this is just starting and ending position. So, you want to see, it's a 90-degree angle, you don't want to start pass it to your back, you want to keep it nice and straight and all you're going to do is just while maintaining, keeping the forearms parallel to the ground and you're going to press forward, and bring it on back to starting position. Exhale on exertion. You're going to be targeting the chest, you want to push front and center, squeeze the chest. And what you're going to feel to is you're going to feel the shoulders. So, what you may think might be a little bit light, when you start doing this moving or anything down that is hard. Starting from the side, keep the abs in nice and tight, no hunching, I don't want any of this, I don't want any of that. Full control, keep the chest up, chin up and everything. And you're going to get an awesome shoulder workout, chest workout, and it's going to be something different that you felt versus doing regular chest presses or doing a seated chest press at the gym with the weights. So next movement, number two is going to be a resistance band chest fly. So, you can stand on it with one foot just like the

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