There are times workout bands come in handy. You won't always have a gym or workout equipment available, so bands are useful for maintaining muscle mass. By the way, I'm referring to the heavy resistance bands that are several inches thick (you can buy them on Amazon). Here are my top five favorite muscle-building workouts I perform with bands.
Bicep Curls - two ways I do these:
I stand on top of the band and simply curl the bands.
The other way is I fasten the band to a pole in my basement and curl the bands.
I fasten the band to the pole in my basement and stand with my body directly next to the pole, about 2 feet away. I then hold the band with the hand closest to the pole and pull the band to my chest.
I fasten the band to the same pole in my basement at my head level. Standing facing the pole, I grasp the band with both hands and pull it directly down to my waist.
Mid Back Rows
This time, I fasten the band to the pole at waist level. Standing about a foot from the pole, I grasp the band with both hands spaced about a foot apart and pull the band straight toward my midsection until my hands are aligned with my naval.
I fasten the band to the pole at elbow level. Then, standing facing away from the pole, I grasp the band with one hand and pull the band straight up toward the ceiling and forward. I then repeat this with the other hand. Sometimes I do this exercise with both hands together.