Hi guys! I hope you're having a great week, and I hope you've enjoyed the posts from my contributors: Fit Mom, Karlye, who just graduated CrossFit Elements - yea!!! And Cherie, our new bride blogger! Isn't her proposal story the sweetest? All these guest posts have created a bit of a backup on the blog this week but I couldn't resist posting this resist-ance band workout today! :) The number one excuse I hear from women as to why they can't workout is because they can't afford a personal trainer or CrossFit, which I totally understand, but there are things you can do on your own, at home for little to no money that are workouts, too!
For example, these super simple resistance band moves can be done with just one piece of equipment, which I picked up for $12.99! Even though this is just one device, it came with three bands of varying resistance: light, medium, and heavy - tripling my workout potential!
The yellow band (pictured here) is very stretchy and great for beginners, but it's easy to switch to the black or grey to make the moves more challenging. (Truth be told: I should have been using the black band for this photoshoot!)
Resistance bands help to tone and strengthen your entire body and you can do a lot with them! I'm demonstrating just seven moves here, but there's a multitude more. You'll notice I always have a point of resistance for the band, whether I'm holding it under my foot or it's hooked around a doorknob. Once you've done that, the workout possibilities are endless: three rounds of sets of 12 of each move or, if you prefer, an AMRAP, such as 20 minutes, of 10 of each move. Or, another option is not doing these moves together! Just take 30 seconds during commercial breaks and get in as many chest presses or rows as you can! I promise it won't take long to feel the burn; and if you don't, it's time to switch bands! Happy sweating!! (The moves are below the jump!)
Of course, I'm not a fitness model or a certified fitness professional so I advise that if you have any concern whatsoever about performing these or other exercises, you seek the opinion of your medical doctor and/or a certified fitness professional,
Do you have resistance bands at home?
What are your favorite resistance band moves?