When it comes to workouts, I love variety, but I gotta admit that my fave way to stay fit is to hit the gym and lift heavy weights. I genuinely enjoy getting stronger and seeing the numbers on the weight plates go up. That being said, I know that not everyone wants to lift heavy weights, and I know that not everyone can get to a gym every day or every week. That’s where workouts like these come in: they can be done from ANYWHERE, and they require one piece of ‘equipment,’ in this case: a resistance band. This workout couldn’t be more accessible and convenient, and I’m hoping you guys find it useful!
Before we get into the workout, let’s talk a bit about resistance bands. They use a different type of force than weights use. Weights rely on gravity to provide resistance – you’ve gotta lift something up, while gravity is trying to keep it as close to the earth as possible. Resistance bands, on the other hand, do exactly what it sounds like they do: they add resistance to the exercise or movement that you’re attempting. Said simply: they burn!
Resistance bands are great for strength work, but they’re also wonderful aids when there’s a movement you’re trying out or working up to. For example, using a resistance band to work on your bicep curls can definitely help you work on your dumbbell curls. Also, resistance bands are great as stretching tools, and you can use them after your workout as a built-in stretching aid.
For the workout in the video, I’ve focused on the upper body, generally, as opposed to groups of muscles like back/biceps or chest/triceps, because I know that not everyone has time to work different muscle groups every day, and maybe some of y’all don’t like that style, anyhow! This targets everything from the abs up, so hopefully you’ll feel like you got a nice, well-rounded upper body workout by the end. Complete the circuit 2-4 times and feel that burn!
Enjoy the workout, and let me know what you think!