This 16 Minute Resistance Band Workout From Kelsey Wells Will Have Your Lower Body Burning
This workout is designed to help you build, shape and strengthen your lower body. Resistance bands are an awesome tool for at-home workouts and incorporating resistance band exercises into your regular workout routine can have a positive impact on your performance and lead to improved muscular strength.
Not only can resistance bands help add extra load to exercises and make them more challenging, they can also help aid muscle activation, including glute activation. When it comes to working your lower body, resistance bands can help promote glute activation when completing squat and glute bridge variations as the tension on the band can help keep the glutes more engaged throughout each movement.
The below workout is designed to be completed in 16 minutes, 40 seconds on each exercise, 4 times through with 30 seconds rest in-between each lap. For exercises that have two sides (left and right leg) complete the exercise for 20 seconds on each side.
As always, be sure to warm up before every session and cool down afterwards.
3-5 minutes of cardio, such as jogging in place or skipping, will help increase your heart rate and help warm up your muscles for your session. When possible, SWEAT and Kelsey recommend following your cardio with dynamic stretches — such as leg swings, arm circles, and torso twists. This can help to increase your range of motion as well as help to reduce the risk of injury.
3-5 minutes of walking will help to slowly lower your heart rate to normal levels and help your body to cool down after a workout. You might also like to complete some static stretching as part of your cool down, where you hold a single position for twenty seconds or longer. Static stretching works to lengthen your muscles with the aim of increasing your flexibility and range of motion. It can also help provide relief from any potential cramping and can help reduce soreness and risk of injury.
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— Additional words by Bree Grant.