Work out your lower body with just one piece of equipment
Are you over just walking for exercise every day? Just because gyms are closed, it doesn’t mean that your exercise routine has to be boring! Vitruvian Health shares their quick lower body workout using just one piece of equipment: a resistance band!
1. Banded lunges (10-15 reps each side)
Begin by looping the band around your right foot, and over your right shoulder. Take a giant step backwards with your left foot, and lower yourself down until your left knee almost (but not quite) touches the ground. Drive through your front heel and thigh to press yourself back up to a standing position.
2. Banded squats (12 reps)
Stand with your feet slightly more than hip-width apart, looping the resistance band underneath both feet and around both shoulders. Your toes should be pointed slightly outward with your hands on your hips or in front of you. Slowly push your hips back into a sitting position while bending your knees. Keep your back flat and activate your core. Continue to lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Your knees should be at a 90-degree angle. Hold the position for 2–3 seconds, then slowly return to the starting position.
3. Banded hip extension (10 - 15 reps)
This exercise targets your glutes. To perform this exercise, lie on your back. Bring your feet up to your bottom, about hip-width apart. With your hands, hold the resistance band down on either side of your hips. Pushing down through your heels, extend your hips up to the ceiling, hold at the top for 1-2 seconds, and slowly lower to the starting position.