Sometimes, it’s hard to fit exercising in your busy schedule and you just don’t feel like going to a busy gym and sweating it out late at night after work. So what’s the solution? Simple answer: THIS workout.
This workout is based on a low weight, high rep approach to strength training. It’s designed to sculpt and tone the whole body - arms, legs, creating a fuller firmer bum and sculpted core, everything! - and uses the constant tension of the resistance band to stimulate muscle growth. Plus, best of all, it only takes 15 minutes to perform and can be done anywhere. All you need is your resistance back and away you go. It’s perfect for people with busy schedules who are looking for a ‘top-up’ workout to help them maintain the results they’ve already achieved, and to support their normal regime.
Targets: Hips, thighs, glutes
2. Squats and Single Arm Raise
Targets: Legs, glutes, shoulders
3. Single Arm Tricep Extensions
Targets: Triceps, backs of arms
4. Shoulder Bridge
Targets: Core, pelvic floor, thighs, glutes
5. Curtsey Lunge With Bicep Curls
Targets: Hamstrings, glutes, arms
'The fantastic thing about resistance bands is that, unlike heavy weights and other equipment, they achieve effective results without putting strain on the joints and, as they don’t rely on the force of gravity to provide resistance like free weights do, they can adapt to a greater variety of motions, making it possible to change the emphasis placed on certain muscles during certain exercises. E.g. You can the emphasis placed on the quadriceps and hamstrings during squatting or stepping exercises by changing the pull direction of the elastic. Brilliant for people who want to strengthen specific muscles (e.g. athletes and sportsmen) or those recovering from injury who want to perform some rehabilitative strength training exercises without applying pressure on the joints.'