Mini band workout

If you need a workout that doesn’t take up much space, uses minimal equipment and still gets you sweating then this is that workout!

Mini bands are excellent lil bits of equipment, they are small but mighty and often come in a set of varying resistances. They are also inexpensive and you can chuck it in your suitcase if your on your travels.

The exercises

Side steps

Place the mini band around your legs just above the knee. Keep a soft slight bend in the knees and a bend in the hips so holding your torso at an angle. Take a big step out to the side, then bring the other foot towards the first foot but not too close that you feel you can rest! Repeat 4 steps going one way then 4 steps going the other way (or however much space you have).

In Out jumps

Keeping the band around your legs just above the knees, start in a squat position, then jump into a narrow squat with your legs closer together maintaining a bit of tension on the band, then jump back out into a squat and repeat…this one’s a burner!

Kick backs

Place the band around your ankles. Bend slightly at the hips so there is a little forward lean in the torse. Then kick back one of your legs, try to keep the leg straight and maintain the torso position. Really think about squeezing the glutes (bum cheek). Once you have done all the reps on one leg, repeat on the other side.

Glute bridges

Lie down on the floor, move the band so it is around your legs just above the knee, place the feet flat on the floor with the knees bent. Then squeeze your glutes (bum cheeks) lifting the hips until you are in a straight line from your shoulders to your knees, control the hips back down and repeat. To start the movement, think about tilting your pelvis under, then as you come down think about rolling down your spine.

Banded bicycle kicks

Lie down on the floor and place the band around your feet. Place your finger tips at your temples with your elbows out to the side. Lift both legs off the floor and bring one knee in to meet the opposite elbow twisting in the torso. The return to the start position and repeat on the other side. Do not let your feet touch the floor until all reps are completed…or at least really try!

Try this workout for 30-40 seconds work with 20-30 seconds rest for 3 -4 rounds!

Enjoy xx

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