Resistance Training :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Resistance Training

Fitting resistance training into your workout regime is key to succeeding when it comes to your health and fitness goals. In this Motivation Minute, find out how an inexpensive piece of equipment can help you reach those goals, and grow with you as your strength and stamina improve.

Video Transcript

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Speaker: Today I'm here to walk Fred through a row, he's got the red tube today. There are different levels of resistance, red is medium. He's going to perform this by standing up tall, engaging his core, or pulling his belly button back and in towards his spine, and he's going to slowly pull the handles in and towards his body, and then release. A tube is really a great piece of equipment because he's working in both directions, he has to physically resist on the way back. If this is feeling easy for him, he simply takes a step back to increase the resistance or make it a little bit harder. One of the most important things to focus on when you're rowing is the shoulder blades squeeze or retraction, so with each pull, he's pulling his shoulder blades in together. We're primarily focusing on his back muscles and his biceps in his arms, and when we're performing strength exercise, hopefully you're writing them, or recording them in a fitness journal or log, and then in a few months from now it can be satisfying to go back and recheck where you started. Chances are you're going to see a whole lot of progress, maybe you've gain strength by increasing the resistance or maybe increasing the number of repetitions.

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