I’ve had some questions lately about what kind of workouts I do for my upper body/arms. I like to joke and just say that I carry around these heavy toddlers all day, but truth be told I do strength training usually three to four times a week. I rarely do it on my own though because I teach so many classes.
About half of the classes I teach are outside and the only equipment we use are resistance bands. Personally, I think resistance bands are underrated. I love them (and so do my boys). They are awesome for toning, easy to travel with, can be held various ways to increase or decrease resistance level and are just all around awesome.
I wrote a post awhile back about resistance bands and my top four moves. You can get bands here on my Amazon store or find them online at SPRI or Power Systems. (I’m not in it for the money. I think I’ve made a whopping $10 in Amazon credit that I haven’t even seen yet. Rolling in the dough I tell ya. Ha!)
Here are my Top 6 Upper Body Resistance Band Moves. I do them regularly with my classes. I wrote out two different workouts. If you only want to do the strength training moves, go with the first option. If you want to blast some calories and get a little cardio in between, go with the second option.
I did these moves throughout my entire pregnancy. Yes, 36 weeks pregnant with twins and I was still using these darn resistance bands. Anyone, and I mean anyone, can use them.
Here’s our video of the moves complete with a few little entertaining bits from the boys.
Here are the workouts for you to try this week.
Have a wonderful start to your week!
I have a feeling I’m going to be eating a lot of sweet potatoes.
Oh… and I get to see “my boyfriend” again. Yippee! Hmmm…I wonder how he feels about resistance bands……. and sweet potatoes.