Resistance-band exercises are great for toning and strengthening your body. Yes, it’s that time of the year when no-one wants to go near a gym. But you know how it goes – you take two weeks off from working out and say yes to all the carbs and sweet treats and you (might) find yourself feeling as if you’ve undone everything you’ve worked so hard for.
So, as a compromise and to keep that festive feeling going, we suggest resistance-band exercises that you can do without ever leaving your house. Essentially, these elastic bands help you activate and tone your muscles while building strength.
Girl, this one is gonna burn but it’ll be so worth it! Secure the band underneath your feet and step side-to-side while maintaining the space between your feet. The trick here is to stay low and keep your back straight.
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If you’re looking to target your back, make the bent-over row your go-to move. Tuck the resistance band under your feet, hip-width apart. Bend over, keeping your back straight and knees bent, then pull your arms towards your chest and keep your elbows close to your sides.
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Lunge and press
With this one, you’ll tone your upper body and strengthen your lower body. Tuck the resistance band under the foot in front of you and maintain your lunge in a 90-degree angle. Then press your arms straight over your head and repeat.
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Place the resistance band over both legs, just above your knees. Lie on your side, using your arm to balance yourself. Keep your knees at a 45-degree angle, with your one foot placed on the other. Lift your knee as high as you can, squeeze your butt and remember to keep your core tight.
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This post is sponsored by GNC.
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