Fitness Friday: Resistance band workout

KIMT NEWS 3 – A lot of people say they don’t have the time or resources for a daily workout, so Annie Szatkowski is showing us a workout that you can do with one piece of equipment.

We’re going to do 3 sets of these supersets, 10-15 reps for each exercise.

A superset is where you pick two exercises and perform them back-to-back with no rest in between.

You’ll take 30 seconds to a minute of rest in between super sets. If you’re feeling extra awesome, try 30 seconds of rest with a 30 second burst of cardio. You can do jump rope or jumping jacks.

First round is squat to overhead press, then straight to bent over rows. On the squats, get as low to the ground as possible, then on the press, extend your arms all the way out.

Next superset, ab pull-ins to pushups.

Loop the band a few times around your feet and hold on to the handles as you lay back. Pull the handles toward your chest as you lift your feet a few inches off the ground, then return to start. Feel the pinch in your lower abs?

For the pushups, position the band around and over your shoulders and put it under your hands. Then, go to town on those pushups! Make sure you create enough resistance on the band or else, this is pointless.

Lastly, wood chops to crisscross pull-ups.

Wood chops can be done with your foot on the band, or you can find something stable to loop it around. Pull either straight out to the side, or upwards in a diagonal motion, then return to start.

Now, we’ll work arms and back. Step wide on the band, cross the two sides and pull up towards your chin as high as you can, elbows up.

Now that that’s over with, just for fun, finish with some crisscross punches, engage your core and twist side-to-side. Don’t forget to put some power behind it.

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