Full-body workouts can be effective, especially when the gyms are closed. If you don’t have time to train five days per week, then a full-body workout could be just what you’re looking for.
This resistance band workout from KatieJFit will help sculpt your whole body, hitting more muscle groups in one session than a traditional workout split.
Resistance bands are a relatively cheap and effective way to train, providing that extra resistance you’ll need to see results. Use this super-simple eight-move workout to tone every muscle group.
Katie has combined the full-body workout and added in a resistance band to make it the best of both worlds. Chris our PT here at Myprotein has given us his top tips for mastering each exercise. For each exercise complete 3 sets of 15 repetitions.
- Keep a slight bend in the elbows and squeeze the chest together.
- Ensure a slow release for better tension.
- Back and neck in line and straight.
- Squeeze the shoulder blades together.
- Slight bend in the knees and pull into the belly button.
- Back and neck neutral with a wide stance just outside the shoulders.
- Pull the band up between the legs and squeeze your bum.
- Keep the movement smooth and controlled.
Banded V Crunch
- Keep the feet off the floor and the tension in the band throughout.
- Keep the chest up and back straight sucking in your core.
- Keep the motion smooth and controlled and pushing from the chest, bring the head under when pushed over to complete the move.
- With a straight back and a slight bend in your knee, lean forward until you feel the hamstring stretch.
- Kick the opposite leg bag for balance and adding a squeeze to the glute will target a second muscle group.
- Keep the body straight and the core engaged.
- With straight arms, raise until level with the face to feel the burn in the front head of the shoulders.
A resistance band is such an inexpensive addition to the impromptu home gym and with the amount of versatility, they offer it’s a new staple. Combining this with a full-body workout is such an effective way to get a sweat on whilst adding the extra resistance from one simple band is genius.