Have you ever worked out with resistance bands? Or do you have some at home but just don’t know what to do with them? I did an awesome lower body workout yesterday, using resistance bands only!
- Door Way Resistance Band Abductor Pull
- Butt Blaster
- Resistance Band Leg Press
- Resistance Band Abductor Lift
- Lunge Repeater
- Walking Squats
- Side Lunge with Side Raise
Door Way Resistance Band Abductor Pull
Attach a resistance band securely between a door and the doorjamb. Attach the looped end of the resistance band around the foot furthest away from the door, and then step away from the door enough so that you can feel the tension in the resistance band. You may need to split your stance a bit. Flex your toes of the leg attached to the resistance band toward your shin. Next, keeping your leg extended, slowly move your foot away from the opposite foot. Feel the tension in your outer thigh, then slowly return to the start position. Repeat. After completing the required number of reps, switch sides and repeat the sequence.
On hands and knees, wrap band around right foot, holding onto handles with each hand. Begin with right knee bent and flex the foot while extending the right leg straight back, squeezing the glutes. You may need to wrap tube around hands to adjust tension. Repeat for all reps and switch sides.
Resistance Band Leg Press
Lie on your back with knees bent and raised off the floor, forming a 90-degree angle. Place the band around the feet and hold the handles with each hand. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart, bend your knees so that your thighs come in towards you and then return to starting position
Resistance Band Abductor Lift
Lie on your right side, perched on your right arm with a resistance band looped around both your ankles, feet stacked one on top of the other. Raise your right leg toward the ceiling, feeling the resistance in the outer thigh. Hold briefly, and return to the start position under control.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, the center of the band under your left foot. Hold one end of the band in each hand, arms at sides, palms facing in. Take a big step backward with your right leg, bending both knees to lower into a lunge with your left knee directly over your ankle. Bend your elbows, curling your hands toward your shoulders, palms facing in. Step forward to stand. Slowly lower your arms.
Tie a resistance band in a loop and step inside it so it’s around your ankles. Walk slowly for 20 steps, keeping tension in the band and your upper body as still as possible. Then get into a squat position and walk again for 20 steps. That’s one rep.
Side Lunge with Side Raise
Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, one end of the band under left foot. Grip other handle with left hand. (A) Step into a lunge with right foot; sweep left hand down toward right foot. (B) Push off with right foot to return to standing; raise right leg as you perform a lateral raise with left arm.
Yesterday, I woke up with a sore throat that I helped soothe with lots of green tea (all day) and a bowl of pumpkin oats for breakfast.
Mila enjoyed the oats too!
Luckily by mid day, I was feeling much better and was able to fit in that ^^ great lower body circuit + 20 minutes of cardio before it was time for lunch.
It always seems like whenever I skip eggs for breakfast, I crave them for lunch. Yesterday, was no exception! I ate my eggs on top of avocado toast and cooked up a few breakfast chicken sausages to go along with it. I also made a yummy green smoothie, in order to get in some greens for lunch.
My smoothie consisted of:
- Vanilla whey protein powder
- Ice cubes
- 1 packet of stevia
I hardly ever eat red meat, let alone cook it in my kitchen but that’s exactly what we ate for dinner last night! I made a fresh pot of black beans and enjoyed it with steak, potatoes, salsa and a little bit of guacamole – delicious!!!
Question: Resistance Bands? Yes? No?