Bandwork 2.0

Resistance band exercises that can take any bodyweight workout to the next level

For heavy lifters, using a rubber band to increase your strength can seem ineffective. It’s not. In fact, bands often allow you to create resistance for muscles that are not as easily targeted with more conventional equipment, like dumbbells or kettlebells. “Bands are versatile and provide enough resistance to make any bodyweight workout insanely effective,” says Meghan Hayden, a Tier 3 trainer at Equinox Wall Street.

To reap the benefits, try to incorporate one or more of these moves into your regular routine a few times each week.