You don’t always need to add plates and plates to your barbell if you want to grow bigger and stronger legs. Sometimes, a resistance band can take care of that for you. Here is a list of 11 resistance band exercises to build bigger legs shared by a top trainer.
Jeff Cavaliere was the head physical therapist of the New York Mets for 3 years and is now a YouTube sensation. He delivers clear information without noise on his ATHLEAN-X YouTube channel.
He is a very respectable voice in the fitness industry and in one of his latest videos he tackles the resistance band exercises to build bigger legs.
Some of the exercises are typical known movements, but with the resistance band twist.
However, make sure you watch the whole video as it shows some exercises that are not commonly known. At the beginning of the video, you see Sylvester Stallone (yes, the one and only) talking about Jeff Cavaliere and his preference for resistance band exercises.
Watch 11 Resistance Band Exercises to Build Bigger Legs
1. Banded Reverse Lunge
2. Banded Pistol Squat
With the resistance band, you can choose how much you want the accessory to help you during the difficult pistol squat.
3. Banded Bridge and Curl
Train your hamstrings and glutes at the same time by adding the bridge.
4. Banded Stepthrough
5. Banded Bulgarian Split Squat
Instead of holding weights down, you can do the Bulgarian split squat with the resistance band. When you get to the top of the exercise you get the most resistance, which does not occur while holding a pair of dumbbells.
6. TKE Split Squat Drop
7. Banded Leg Extension
Although you cannot get the same overloading as a leg extension machine, you can get great muscle activation in the final 20 or 30 degrees while you’re extending your legs.
8. Banded Frog Press
This is a great exercise to hit the often overlook hip rotators.
9. Banded Single Leg RDL
10. Reverse Leg Press
11. Banded Step-Ups
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