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Injury Rehabilitation Using Resistance Band Exercises



Injury Rehabilitation Using Resistance Band Exercises

 


Injuries are a part of life, but those who actively participate in weightlifting, bodybuilding, or other athletic workouts are more prone to them. When an injury occurs, it is important to keep the muscles active around the injured area so that proper flexibility and circulation is maintained which assists with the recovery.

 

It is also important to work out the remaining portion of your muscular body so that you can remain in good form until you’re given the ok by a medical professional to return to heavy training. 


In both cases, exercise bands are used to assist the injured athlete. Actually, exercise bands were originally created for injury rehab
and, only afterwards, worked their way into home fitness programs. 


Following is a listing of resistance band exercises and which muscles each one affects. Of course, it will depend on your injury as to which exercises are best for rehabilitation, but the others can also be used to keep in general shape until your recover from injury is complete. Be sure to check with a medical professional before using exercise bands on an injured area.

 

 

Upper Body

Bicep CurlWorks the Biceps Brachii and Brachioradialis


Triceps Extension
Works the Triceps Brachii and Anconeus


Overhead Triceps Extension
Works the Triceps Brachii and Anconeus


Pronation
Works the Pronator Teres and Pronator Quadratus


Supination
Works the Supinator, Biceps Brachii and Brachioradialis


Wrist Extension
Works Extensor Digitorum Communis, Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis, Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus and Extensor Carpi Ulnaris.


Wrist Flexion
Works the Flexor Carpi Radialis, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris and Flexor Digitorum Superficialis


Upright Rows
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Works the Trapezius, Anterior Deltoid and Biceps Brachii


Lateral Raise
Works the Supraspinatus


Lat Pull Down
Works the Latissimus Dorsi and Biceps Brachii


Pec Fly
Works the Pectoralis Major and Pectoralis Minor


Pushups
Works the Pectoralis Major, Triceps Brachii, Anterior Deltoid and Serratus Anterior


Reverse Fly
Works the Posterior Deltoid, Rhomboids and Trapezius


Seated Rows
Works the Rhomboids, Latissimus Dorsi and Biceps Brachii


Pullover
Works the Latissimus Dorsi and Pectoralis Minor


Standing Chest Press
Works the Pectoralis Major, Pectoralis Minor and Anterior Deltoid


Internal Rotation
Works the Subscapularis, Teres Major and Latissimus Dorsi


Front Raise
Works the Anterior Deltoid and Pectoralis Major


External Rotation
Works the Infraspinatus and Teres Minor


Shoulder Press
Works the Deltoid and Triceps Brachii

 

 

 

 

Lower Body


Standing Hip Flexion
Works the Iliopsoas and Rectus Femoris


Standing Abduction
Works the Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus and Tensor Fasciae Latae


Seated Hip Flexion
Works the Rectus Femoris and Iliopsoas


Laying Hip Abduction
Works the Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus and Tensor Fasciae Latae


Hip Extension
Works the Gluteus Maximus, Biceps Femoris, Semimembranosus and Semitendinosus


Hip Adduction
Works the Adductor Magnus, Adductor Longus, Adductor Brevis, Gracilis and Pectineus


Knee Flexion
Works the Biceps Femoris, Semimembranosus and Semitendinosus


Eversion
Works the Peroneus Longus and Peroneus Brevis


Knee Extension
Works the Rectus Femoris, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Lateralis and Vastus Intermedius


Inversion
Works the Tibialis Anterior and Tibialis Posterior


Dorsiflexion
Works the Tibialis Anterior


Plantarflexion
Works the Gastrocnemius

 

 

 

 

Trunk

Crunch Works the Rectus Abdominus


Sitting Twist
Works the Internal Obliques and External Obliques


Standing Twist
Works the Internal Obliques and External Obliques


Woodchop
Works the Internal Obliques and External Obliques



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