Flat Out? Caught the busy and can’t make it to bootcamp? I could judge you except it happens to the best of us, me included!! So next time you find yourself strapped for time, grab a resistance band and try these three booty busting moves to get your heart rate up for an ‘anytime anywhere’ kind of session.
This set targets the glutes and is particularly useful if you’re coming back from an injury as the risk of improperly loading muscles with heavy weights is minimised.
RESISTANCE BAND GLUTE RAISES
Start with your glutes hovering just above the ground and slowly thrust upwards until your pelvis is in line with your knees. The resistance band makes it harder and also helps keep you in line when you are working out sans PT.
RESISTANCE BAND DONKEY KICKS
Wrap a resistance band around one of your feet and kick backwards, maintaining resistance with both hands. repeat on both sides.
RESISTANCE BAND PENDULUM KICKS
Tie the resistance band around your ankles. Kick one leg out to side, squeezing your glutes to stabilise.
Portable, light and easy to progress; resistance bands are the perfect solution to a rained out bootcamp or a workout schedule gone bad. Rather than using weight they increase the resistance your body is working against to perform a movement, making it harder and in turn more rewarding.
By Scarlett Hurst (Fitness In The City’s newest trainer!)