We’re all for workouts you can do anywhere. Enter the mini exercise band, a fitness tool you can throw in your purse and keep it moving. Inexpensive and versatile, mini bands come in light, medium, heavy and extra heavy. The heavier, the tighter, the tougher! They are the perfect partner for a lower body session, as you’ll see below. We’ve got just 4 moves that will fire up your glutes, inner and outer thighs. The green band featured is medium.
Let’s get started.
We’re using a high-to-low ladder routine for four rounds. First round: 20 reps, second round: 15 reps, third round: 10 reps, fourth round: 5 reps
Rest 30-60 secs between rounds to stretch and prepare for the next round.
Place the band midway between your ankle and knees. Squat down and prepare to jump. As you jump up, arms go up and legs go out. Yes!
Plank Leg Lift
Start in a plank position, hands underneath your shoulders, core engaged. With the mini bands mid-calf, lift one leg and activate your glutes. Repeat on the right side.
Keep the band at mid-calf. Stand up tall with legs together. Next, take a wide step and squat to the right. Bring your legs together and squat to the left. That’s one rep.
Plank Lateral Tap
Return to your plank position now. This time, you’ll tap each leg to the left and then to the right.
Exhausted? Muscles weak? Then, this workout worked!