Resistance Band Workouts for Moms on the Go
As a mom, the combination of work, errands, and kids means that you don’t have much time for yourself. A busy mom’s schedule can be overwhelming, which can be why so many women struggle with their weight. The day gets away from us easily and before you know it, you’re getting dinner ready for the family and haven’t been able to workout.
With such a busy life, where are moms supposed to fit in an exercise? The truth is, the stress is a busy mom’s schedule combined with a few extra pounds can lead to serious health risks. But, there are ways to get the workout you need without the task of going to the gym.
Do the following workouts with minor rests in between and keep moving for maximum calorie burning and growing muscles. These simple Slastix Toner workout moves will be easy to squeeze in throughout your day.
1 – Balancing Triceps Extension
Set Up: Stand on one end of your Slastix Toner with one band with your right foot and hold the other end in your hand. Lift your elbow so it points toward the ceiling and drop your right hand behind your head. Place your left hand on your waist and lift your left knee to hip height in front of you.
How To: Straighten your right arm toward the ceiling, keeping your upper arm close to you ear. Pause at full extension then slowly lower to the starting position. Do 10 reps on one side then switch to the other side.
2 – Torso Rotation
Set Up: Anchor the band at shoulder height with your Slastix Pole System. Stand sideways to the anchor, feet shoulder-width apart for stability. Grasp both handles with straight arms at chest height and rotate your torso and shoulders toward the anchor.
How To: Move your arms, shoulders and torso as one unit and twist away from the anchor, stretching the band as you pull it across your body to face the opposite way. Slowly turn back to the original position. Do 10 reps on one side then switch to the other side.
3 – Chest Press and Fly
Set Up: Anchor the band with your Slastix Pole System. Hold the handles away from the anchor with one foot. Extend your arms parallel to the ground, palms facing downward.
How To: Bend your elbows to bring your hands back toward your shoulders. Smoothly reverse the move, pressing the handles to an extended position. Turn your palms inward, bend your elbows slightly and open your arms wide until your elbows com in line with your torso. Bring the handles back to the starting position. Continue alternating presses and flies.
4 – Squat and Press
Set Up: Stand in the center of the band with your feet hip-width apart. Hold the band handles at shoulder height, palms forward.
How To: Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor then press through your heels to stand back up. Once you reach full extension, drive the band handles up toward the ceiling. Reverse the move and return to start position.
5 – Lunge with Curl
Set Up: Step on the center of the band with your left foot. Hold the handles at your sides, arms in close to your body, palms forward. Step back with your right foot.
How To: Keeping your upper arms tight to your sides, curl the handles toward your shoulders. Next, bend your legs to lower into a lunge. Return to your standing position then lower your arms for one rep. Do 10 reps and switch to other side.
Once you’re done completing all the workout postures, do two more sets of each one. Let your muscles relax through each posture so you don’t over extend yourself.
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