Belated Workout Wednesday- 4 Resistance Band Moves

 

Hello! This is a little late (story of my life). But, the boys and I did manage to make a quick video this morning for Workout Wednesday”. I have such a LONG list of posts I want to do and debated forgoing this one, but changed my mind.

Before I get to the moves, it was our first rainy morning of fall so we celebrated by making some muffins.

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Man, oh man, these might not look that great, but they are GOOD! I even talked Andrew into trying one (his first green muffin ever). I can’t wait to give you the recipe.

I also baked some of these chipotle chicken skewers from Trader Joe’s for dinner last night.

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To be honest the weren’t anything too great, but worked well wrapped in a couple Flatouts (or corn tortillas) with jalapeño yogurt dip for some quick wannabe chicken enchiladas. I’ve had the same dinner about 3 times this past week.

Okay, on to the workout.

Resistance Bands are great. We use them in the majority of classes that I teach and can’t say enough great things about them. They are easy to use, portable, come in a variety or resistance levels, and are very affordable. You can easily get a full body workout using just a band.

I actually just received an order of them for my STUFT Fitness classes the other week.

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They have SPRI resistance bands on Amazon for a really great price. Just click on the link or check out STUFT Mama’s Amazon store (which I just got to reinstate).

(Side note- I also added my cool little microwave egg muffin cooker that I use to make my Not the Norm Breakfast Sandwich. Yippee!)

 

So…. here are my top 4 moves with resistance bands. If you only have time to do a couple moves I would do these. They target big muscle groups for both the lower body and upper body. Ideally you would want to do a few more and I have a full body band workout in the works to post on here in the future, but these are great basic ones to start with.

Top 4 Basic Resistance Band Strength Moves

I would do 20-30 of each move and go through twice (time permitting).

Basic squats- hands at hips or above shoulders (to make it more difficult)

One-Legged Reverse Lunge- hands at hips or above shoulders (to make it more difficult)

Bent Over Rows- band around feet, feet shoulder width apart, pull elbows towards ceiling

Chest Press- band behind back and underneath armpits, press forward at chest level

 

Here’s our demo. I say on here that I list a full body workout. I lie. I have that planned for a future post. Sorry.

The boys LOVE to use their bands. Smile Joaquin is almost better at it than me.

I just may have to clean my carpet before I make another home video. I’m a little embarrassed. Hopefully the boys will distract you enough that you won’t notice.

If I keep plan on posting videos I should probably figure out how to edit them. I’ll add it to my LONG list of things I need to do.

Top 4 Basic Resistance Band Exercises

 

After the taping session these guys felt like they earned a 12 minute rest (aka Brainy Baby episode).

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I decided to let them have it.

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    Man oh man, I want a green muffin! I don’t what I love more – the surprisingly yummy taste of green-filled goodies, or the look I get from people when they see me eating/ drinking/ scarfing the unsavory-looking concoctions :)

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