Tighten up your core with this resistance band workout!
Just because we’re locked down, it doesn’t mean you have to let your fitness go by the wayside. Vitruvian Health shares a two-step core workout that you can do from the comfort of your own home using just a resistance band!
1. Banded Face Pull (10 - 15 reps)
This exercise targets smaller muscles that assist your shoulders and back. Begin by sitting on the floor, looping the band around your feet. Pull the band towards your face, ensuring your feet are pointed to ensure the band doesn’t flick back towards your face. Hold for 1-2 seconds, then slowly return to the starting position.
2. Modified Bird Dogs (15-20 reps at a slow pace)
Begin on the floor on all fours, holding the band in each hand. Raise your right arm and left leg, keeping your shoulders and hips parallel to the floor. Lengthen the back of your neck and tuck your chin into your chest to gaze down at the floor. The resistance band should challenge your arms and balance, as well as work the upper back. If you’re looking to work your glutes and legs a little bit more, wrap the band around your foot as you extend backwards. Hold this position for a few seconds, then lower back down to the starting position.