Got Thyroid Problems? Train With Resistance Bands!

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Do you travel a lot and never able to get to a gym? Or are you a stay at home mom and never have time to get to the gym? Or do you dread going to the gym due to that creepy, old man that always be gawking you? If yes to either of those questions, then you got two choices: (1) Give up on your dreams of building a body your favorite Hollywood actress would envy, or (2) start using resistance bands to build that body your favorite actress will envy. Something tells me you’re going with choice #2. 🙂

Resistance bands are a great tool to use for people who lack time, travel a lot, and do not enjoy training at the gym. Resistance bands are also great if you’re a woman who suffers from underactive thyroid symptoms. So if you don’t have any resistance bands, stop reading, go to Walmart and purchase some quality resistance bands. When you come back, take a look at these 6 exercises you can do right now with your newly purchased resistance bands!

Squats

If you suffer from underactive thyroid symptoms, then doing resistance band squats are the perfect cure! Also, since fat is predominantly in the lower-body region (legs, calves, and butt) for most women, squats are great at burning fat while building a nice, tone lower-body.

Benefits of doing squats with resistance bands:

• Increase lower-body strength
• Increases metabolism
• Improves fat loss capabilities
• Improves energy levels
• Improves lower-body flexibility (your spouse will love that)
• Improves lower-body muscle tone
• Easier on lower-body joints vs. squatting with a barbell on your back (especially if you have hip, knee or lower back issues)
• Reduces risk of injuring lower-body

Standing Shoulder Press

You thought only men need nice shoulders? Think again! Women need strong shoulders as well. From picking up your baby to picking up a heavy box, strong shoulders are essential for your health. Besides, displaying nice, tone shoulders while on the beach won’t look bad either. 🙂

Benefits of doing standing shoulder press with resistance bands:

• Increases shoulder strength
• Increases metabolism
• Improves fat loss capabilities
• Improves energy levels
• Improves shoulder flexibility
• Improves shoulder muscle tone
• Easier on your shoulder joints versus doing shoulder press with free weights
• Reduces risk of injuring shoulders

Overhead Triceps Extensions

Other than belly fat, the number #1 mission of women who desire weight loss is losing underarm fat (or as they’re called in the fitness world, “chicken wings”). If that describes you, then overhead triceps extensions is the exercise for you! This will work your triceps, in which makes up 2/3 of your arm. This exercise can turn “chicken wing” arms into shapely, toned arms.
Benefits of doing overhead triceps extensions with resistance bands:
• Increases triceps strength
• Increases metabolism
• Improves energy levels
• Improves fat loss capabilities
• Improves arm flexibility
• Improves triceps muscle tone
• Easier on your triceps and shoulder joints versus doing overhead triceps extensions with free weights
• Reduces risk of injuring arms

Bicep Curls

Working your triceps is just 2/3 of the puzzle of building tone arms. The other 1/3 is working your biceps. Nice, tone biceps is what your associates, family and friends will first notice when you’re just relaxing in a t-shirt.

Benefits of doing bicep curls with resistance bands:

• Increases bicep strength
• Increases metabolism
• Improves energy levels
• Improves bicep flexibility
• Improves fat loss capabilities
• Improves bicep muscle tone
• Improves forearm muscle tone
• Easier on your elbow joints versus doing bicep curls with free weight
• Reduces risk of injuring arms

Standing Chest Press

Men aren’t the only one that needs to work their chest muscles. You need to work them as well, especially if you want to build a nice, proportional physique. This exercise is not beneficial for your chest, but for your upper body (chest, upper back, shoulders, and arms) in general.

Benefits of doing standing chest presswith resistance bands:

• Increases upper body strength
• Increases metabolism
• Improves fat loss capabilities
• Improves energy levels
• Improves chest flexibility
• Improves upper body muscle tone
• Easier on your shoulder joints versus doing chest press with free weight
• Reduces risk of chest injuries

Bent-over Rows

Other than legs, the back is probably the most ignored muscle group women (and men) works out. The reason for that is simple: You don’t see it! While the chest, arms, and abs are staring at you when you look in the mirror, your back is…in your back. (That’s best way I can describe it.) Nonetheless, unless you don’t care about having chronic back pain as you get older, working your back is essential for your health. Besides, a woman with a nice, toned back gets men attention as well. 🙂

Benefits of doing bent-over rows with resistance bands:

• Increases upper body strength
• Improves fat loss capabilities
• Increases metabolism
• Improves energy levels
• Improves back flexibility
• Improves upper body muscle tone
• Easier on your shoulder joints versus doing bent-over rows with free weight
• Reduces risk of back injuries

Overall, those 6 exercises will make you thankful that you purchased a pair of resistance bands. Along with following a thyroid diet, doing these exercises on a continuous basis will help to reduce your underactive thyroid symptoms. I just hope you didn’t run into that old man from the gym when you purchased them.