Happy Friday, fit friends! Here is another FUN and FAST workout for you to blast some serious calories and strengthen your Upper Body, Core, and Cardiovascular System! The best part is that you don't need tons of fancy equipment or time to fit in a great workout with this Upper Body Resistance Band Circuit!
This week's Free Fitness Friday: Upper Body and Core Resistance Band Circuit
How to perform this upper body and core circuit:
This workout is very simple to set up (all you need is a light-resistance loop band) and can be done in any timeframe that you have (anywhere from 15-30 minutes), but should be done at a fast-pace and with minimal rest. You can even fit this workout in at the end of a workout for an extra calorie burn! Complete all exercises in a row for 1 round, rest for 1 minute, then begin with the first exercise for round 2. Complete as many rounds as you can in the time you have! (Try for 4-6 rounds!)
As always, be sure to warm up before beginning the first round and cool down and stretch when you are finished.
- Plank band walks, 4 to the right, then 4 to the left, repeat 4 times (side to side, with feet stationary)
- Plank with right arm shoulder extension (12 times)
- Plank with left arm shoulder extension (12 times)
- Plank with right arm shoulder flection (12 times)
- Plank with left arm shoulder flection (12 times)
- Plank Jacks (20 times)
- Plank Mountain Climbers (20 times each leg)
Check out this short video to see how each exercise is performed and to ensure that you have proper form throughout each exercise!
There you have it! Five simple, yet effective Upper Body and Core Resistance Band exercises and 15-30 minutes later ... your upper body and core will be burning, your heart rate will be revved up, and you'll be ready to tackle the rest of your day!
Have a great workout and a wonderful weekend ahead!