Sitting strong with resistance bands

Resistance band exercises offer a convenient way to strengthen your entire body, all from the comfort of a seated position. Browse a variety of instructional videos to learn step-by-step movements.

Level 1: Lower body exercises

Level 1: Upper body exercises

Level 2: Lower body exercises

Level 2: Upper body exercises

Safe use
  • Inspect the bands before each use to ensure there are no signs of damage, such as discoloration, tears, abrasions or cracks. Do not use the bands if you observe any of these signs, and discard them immediately.
  • Begin all exercises slowly and carefully, avoiding any sudden jerking of the band.
  • Exercise caution when placing the bands over your feet, as they can easily slip off and/or become damaged by footwear.
  • Avoid stretching a band to over three times its length or releasing it while under tension, as this may result in snapping or breakage.
Storage and care
  • Clean the bands by wiping them with a damp cloth after each use. Avoid soap or cleaning products, as they can cause damage.
  • Store the bands indoors and avoid direct sunlight and heat sources.

This program may require physical exertion, may be strenuous and may cause or aggravate physical injury. Manitoba Blue Cross recommends that you consult a physician before engaging in or otherwise using this content.

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