If you like to work out at home or on the road, you might want to invest in a good resistance band.
The stretchy, lightweight bands are compact and they have make a joint-friendly alternative to free weights. Both offer resistance, and both allow for free range of motion, but only the bands, or rubber tubing, allow for such a variety of angles.
In the video above by Men's Fitness, Equinox Tier 4 coach Josh Stolz shows us six different resistance band exercises that can help tone your whole body.
Resistance bands vary in colour, thickness and length. The colours typically indicate the resistance level of the band. Green bands are often thinner and longer, making them the best for beginners. Blue bands are a level up — when pulled they should offer more resistance. Red bands are often the heaviest, shortest and thickest bands, and often have the most resistance.
Watch the video above to learn the full-body routine, then check out the slideshow below to learn how to incorporate your resistance band into your cardio workout.