Fitness

Band Workout

July 27, 2016
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Between Tone It Up and The Barre Code, I do a ton of exercises with mini bands.  Honestly, my mini bands are my favorite piece of workout equipment I have at home.  They really allow you to challenge yourself and feel the burn.  Today, I bring you my a mini band workout to tone your whole body with only 5 moves.

Equipment needed

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Do 20 reps of each move.  Complete the routine at least 2 times.

Jumping Katniss

To do this move: Face the right and hold your left arm out straight in front of you like a bow and arrow.  Pull on the band as you jump to the other side and switch your arms.  This is one set.  Try to keep the same pace throughout the 20 reps.

Tricep pulls

To do this move: With your arms behind your back, slip your wrists through the band and pull apart as far as you can while lifting your arms.  Repeat 20 times.

Mountain climbers

To do this move: With the band around your wrists, shoulder distance apart get in to plank position.  Alternate your legs back and forth toward your chest for 20 seconds.

Thigh step squat series

To do this move: Put the band high on your thighs.  In squat position step to your left, your right, and squat low in the middle.  Complete 20 reps.  Then, lower the band mid calf-height and repeat for 20 reps.

Clam shells

To do this move: Lay on your side with your knees out in front of your hips making a 90 degree angle.  Place the band high on your calves. Rest your head in your hand and put the other arm in front of you to balance.  Lift your toes to the sky and open and close your legs to make a clam shell. Repeat 20 times, then flip sides so your opposite foot is on top. 

For more…

Check out my other favorite “5 moves” posts (arms, booty, and cardio moves) and add in for an even longer workout.

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What is your favorite mini band workout move?  When will you try this band workout? Leave me a comment below!

35 Comments

  • Reply Natalia July 27, 2016 at 3:21 am

    I never herd of fitness bands before but this looks like so much fun! I will defenetley need to try it ☺

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 10:50 am

      They are great and give you an intense burn!

  • Reply michelle July 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

    No workout for me these last few weeks since I am on travel. Mini bands sound like a good idea giving no excuse to skip daily workouts from home.

    Michelle
    http://twenty7bymichelle.com/suprise-welcome/

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Yes! They are the perfect workout accessory.

  • Reply Lecy | A Simpler Grace July 27, 2016 at 7:48 am

    I love these moves, especially the jumping Katniss. So fun! Thanks for sharing, Jessica!

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Haha. Thanks Lecy!

  • Reply Katie July 27, 2016 at 9:25 am

    YES!!!! I LOVE Mini Bands!!

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Right?! So effective!

  • Reply Mai Lyn July 27, 2016 at 10:20 am

    I love the jumping Katniss!! Bands are no joke. Scored a few at IdeaWorld. It’s such a versatile piece of equipment and takes no room up at all!

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Right?! They fit perfectly in a suitcase too. 🙂

  • Reply Jessica July 27, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Such a great workout~ I need to try this!

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Get a band and go girl!

  • Reply Neely (@Neelykins) July 27, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Love these workouts! All things I can do pregnant 🙂

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Yeah they are! 🙂

  • Reply Courtney July 27, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Ooh I LOVE the looks of those bands, I can see how they really work the muscles and the exercises are rather easy. I will definitely be checking them out, PINNED!

    La Belle Sirene

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thanks, dear! They are so versatile. 🙂

  • Reply Ref J July 27, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I am loving these workouts. I will definitely step up my mountain climbers with the addition of the exercise band.

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Way to go!

  • Reply Aishia Ezekyel July 28, 2016 at 5:03 am

    I have a fitness band at home but mine is just the straight kind which I use for therapy. This is the first time I’ve heard of this one.

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Yeah, these are mini bands. They are great!

  • Reply Kim July 28, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I need to get some bands for my little home gym. I use these at boot camp for legs and love them. I saved these exercises too – great post!

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 11:01 am

      They are wonderful! 🙂 Thank you so much!

  • Reply Erika Ravnsborg July 28, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I do a lot of work with bands when I work out with my people as well.

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 11:02 am

      That’s awesome!

  • Reply Lauren July 28, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Looks like a great way to get a good workout in at home!

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

      It’s awesome!

  • Reply Julie July 28, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Just bought a band the other day, I’ll have to try this!

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Yes! I hope you like it!

  • Reply Lauren July 28, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I love trying new workouts, especially when I can do them at home.. .thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Of course! I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply Tiffany July 28, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I love these! Simple yet effective moves! And I love the video demos to go along with them!

    • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Thanks, Tiffany!! 🙂

  • Reply Logan July 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I need to order some bands! I love a quick and easy workout I can do from home!

  • Reply Heather Denniston July 28, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    This is awesome. You are awesome! Great demo. 🙂

  • Reply Chelsea July 29, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I do clam shells all the time because of my bad hips. These are all so great! Thanks for sharing!

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