3 Top Resistance Band Exercises For Cricket Players
There can be no doubt that resistance bands form an important part of cricket training, but it is important to know how to use this type of exercise equipment correctly to obtain the best results. Here is a list of 3 top resistance band exercises for cricket:
1. Resistance Band Lat Raise
Place your left foot on the one end of the resistance band while holding the other side of the band in your left hand. Now lift your left arm to just over your shoulder height, lowering your arm back to your side. Repeat 3 sets of 8 reps resting for 60 seconds between each set. Repeat the exercise on your right side.
2. Upper Body Exercises
– Overhead Extensions
This is an important exercise for the correct positioning of your shoulders and the tricep muscles in your arms.
This involves positioning the middle-point of your band against an object that is heavy. Then bend or squat on either your left or right knee facing away from the heavy object. Holding both sides of the band in each hand, stretch your arms over your head until the palms are faced in a similar direction.
– Chest Exposure
This exercise focuses on the biceps and your chest. Stand upright with your rear side facing the part where you have anchored your resistance band and the middle part of the resistance band placed against a heavy object. Now position both your arms at a 90-degree angle from your elbow making sure your fists are to the front of your chest. Now take one step back until you feel the resistance from the resistance band leaning in the position where your one leg is in a lunged position in front of the other. Release your arms and start again.
3. Lower Body Exercise
– Side Step Shuffle
This is a workout for the thighs and the legs. Take the resistance band and tie one end to the other followed by placing each side of your ankle inside the circle. slowly start stretching further apart until you feel the resistance from the band. Repeat the exercise at least 10 to 15 times.
Best Resistance Band Training Exercises for Cricket
– Knee Balance
Place one end of the resistance band under your left foot. Raise gradually until your knees are in hip position and then slowly return to the starting position, raising your other leg at the same time. After 6 to 8 reps, change to the right side.