Your 10-Minute Summer Workout
Ready for your workout? Of course, you are! After all, it only requires 10 minutes and resistance bands – home workouts don't get much simpler than this.
No matter what your current level of fitness is, resistance band workouts are an effective way to add strength exercises to your routine. The bands are easy to pack and take with you to exercise in a local park, or when travelling so you can slip in a quick workout in your hotel room before sightseeing.
There's a variety of resistance band workouts you can try out. Heavy bands can be used for slow strength sessions or to help you warm up before lifting free weights, while bands with less resistance are great for increasing the challenge of high-paced HIIT workouts. Watch your body transform with these exercises. This 10-minute resistance band workout will tone up your body in no time!
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and the resistance and around your ankles. Bend your knees slightly. Shift your weight so that you are standing on your right leg. Step the left leg back behind you and straighten the leg, reaching through the heel. Then bring it back to center. Repeat 10 times and then switch sides.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and the resistance band around your ankles. Slightly bend your knees and shift your weight so that you are standing on your right leg; press down through the heel. Then, lift the left leg out to the side so that it is completely straight, tapping the toe on the ground. Bring it back to center. Repeat 10 times and then switch to the right side.
Lie on your right side with your right hip and right leg on the ground, and your left leg stacked on top. Wrap the resistance band around both legs, just above your knees. Pull your knees apart by raising your upper leg toward the ceiling. Squeeze your glutes throughout the move, holding your legs apart for a few seconds before returning the left leg to meet the right again. Repeat 10 times before switching sides.