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Body-Shaping Band Workout

Posted on: by Women's Health
Body-shaping band workout

The beauty of using resistance bands to tone your body: you can get a killer workout anytime, anywhere…


Curtsy Lunge And Sword Draw


Hold one end of the band in your right hand, the other under your right foot. Cross your left leg behind you and drop into a curtsy lunge. Lift your right elbow diagonally, fist in front of your shoulder (A). Without moving your upper arm, raise your fist (B). Pause, then slowly lower to start. That’s one rep. Do 10 to 12.

Seated Row

Sit on the floor with your legs straight and loop the resistance band securely around your feet, holding an end in each hand, arms extended in front of you (A). Keep your back straight and shoulders square. Tuck your elbows close to your sides as you pull the band to each side of your torso, squeezing your shoulder blades together (B). Pause, then slowly return to start. That’s one rep. Do 10 to 12.

Push-Up With Resistance


Start in a push-up position, with your legs extended straight behind you and your hands shoulder-width apart. Position the band across your shoulder blades with tight resistance, each end tucked under a hand (A). Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor (B), then push back to start. That’s one rep. Do 10 to 12.

Frog Push


Lie face-up, bend your hips and knees 90 degrees, and loop the band around your feet, crossing the band to create an X. Hold an end in each hand just above your shoulders or hips (A). From this position, brace your core and slowly extend your legs into the air straight in front of you (B). Pause, then return to start. That’s one rep. Do 10 to 12.

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