Last week we touched on resistance band training on your outdoor trampoline which targeted the lower body, so today we’re going to explore this gentle form of fitness with a focus on upper body training. Perfect for toning and sculpting your arms, back and core, these simple exercises are ideal to perform on your Vuly trampoline’s comfortable, flexible surface.
Upper body resistance band training on your outdoor trampoline—Bicep curls
Grow those guns on your outdoor trampoline with this classic arm exercise made intense through the use of stretchy resistance bands.
- Using a long resistance band fitted with handles on either end, hook the length of the band under your feet (placed shoulder width apart) and hold each handle in your hands
- With your elbows held in towards your body and your arms at a 90 degree angle, lift up both hands towards your chest and slowly lower back down, using your elbow like a hinge
- Ensure you keep your back straight and core activated as you complete 3 sets of 10
Upper body resistance band training on your outdoor trampoline—Tricep pulls
If you’re working to banish your arms’ wobbly bits, then you can’t go past this exercise on your outdoor trampoline. If you don’t enjoy static exercises, incorporate some bouncing for additional calorie burning and an added challenge!
- Using a single medium-length resistance band, take the band in your right hand and drop over your right shoulder
- Wrap your left arm around to your back and grab the end of the resistance band so you’re pulling it taut
- Pull the resistance band up with your right hand until your arm is almost straight above your head, then slowly lower down to your original position
- Complete 15 before switching to the other side
Upper body resistance band training on your outdoor trampoline—Reverse flys
Engage your back and chest in this tough upper body exercise on your outdoor trampoline—we can guarantee you’ll feel the burn!
- Using a long resistance band fitted with handles on either end, hook the length of the band under your feet (placed approximately a metre apart) and hold each handle in your hands
- Keeping your back straight, bend forward slightly from the hips so your torso is angled (taking the strain off your lower back)
- Bring both hands holding the resistance band handles together out in front of you with straight arms, then swing your arms out beside you
- Complete for 3 sets of 10
Which of our upper body resistance exercises is your favourite to practise on your outdoor trampoline?