Now that’s covered, let’s take a look at the best chest exercises to do with a resistance band. Although the recommended reps are listed with each exercise, you can probably increase this as you become more familiar with the workout.
If you have a bench but no barbell, that is no problem at all – you can do an alternative bench press using your resistance band. Anchor the band on the legs of the bench, before laying face up. Grab a handle in each hand at shoulder height with your fingers touching the front of each shoulder. Extend your arms up overhead at the same time, bringing your hands together at the top and squeezing. You can repeat this move for 10-12 times.
This classic push-up made harder will really work your pectoral muscles and give you the strength you want. Position yourself in the plank, putting the resistance band over your back before you begin. Make sure to put either end of the band around each thumb before placing your hands on the ground. Use your abs and glutes to push you up off the ground, extending your arms fully and keeping your body straight. Lower back down and do 5-20 reps depending on your fitness level.
Incline Chest Press
Get in a lunge position with your right leg forward, place the middle of the resistance band underneath your back foot and grab the handles with your hands positioned at shoulder height. Bring your arms upwards over your chest until they meet like a rainbow. Lower your bands back down and do 10-15 reps.
Standing Chest Press
Anchor the band onto something like a sturdy column at chest height. Grab a handle in each hand with your back to the band. Step forward a little, ensuring your hands are at chest height and push the band out in front of you with your palms facing down. Squeeze your chest muscles as you do this before returning to the starting position. You should do 12 – 15 reps of this move during each workout.