7 Great Workouts To Do At Home If You Only Have A Band


Knowing of some workouts to do in the comfort of your own home is great if you don’t have time to go to the gym! Plus, if you have a band and only a band accessible to you, then there are still some awesome workouts you can do that will have your heart pumping in no time! And if you don’t have a band, but you still want to do these workouts, you can purchase one for as little as $10 online! So order one now or get out the one you already have, because here are some great workouts that we highly recommend you do at home if you only have a band!

1. Lateral Band Walks

  • Take your band and place it around your ankles or above your knees
  • Slightly bend your knees so you are in a quarter squat stance
  • Make sure your feet are shoulder width apart and put your hands on your hips
  • Take a step to one side with that foot and make sure that the other foot¬†follows such that your feet are back to being shoulder width apart after each step
  • Once you have gone a designated distance in one direction, go back in the other direction and repeat the process until you really begin to feel the burn and get your sweat on!

7 Great Workouts To Do At Home If You Only Have A Band

2. Banded Walks

  • Take your band and place it around your ankles
  • Slightly bend your knees so you are in a quarter squat stance
  • Make sure your feet are shoulder width apart and put your hands on your hips
  • Take a step forward with one foot then with the other foot so you are walking forwards at a steady pace while remaining in the quarter squat position the whole time
  • Once you have gone forward a designated distance, go back to where you started by walking backwards. This one will be sure to get your heart beating!

7 Great Workouts To Do At Home If You Only Have A Band

3. Clamshells

  • Take your band and place it around your quads
  • Lay down on one of your hips and prop your upper body up with your arm
  • Make sure your knee is touching the ground throughout the exercise
  • Keep your feet together and lift your top knee up
  • Once you have reached your full range, lower the top knee down slowly until it is just above the bottom knee
  • Repeat this motion 20-30 times until you switch sides

7 Great Workouts To Do At Home If You Only Have A Band

4. Squats

  • Take your band and place it just below your knees
  • Make sure your feet are a little further apart than shoulder width and put your hands in front of your chest
  • Squat down and hold your position for 2-3 seconds
  • Repeat this motion 20-30 times. Feel the burn!

7 Great Workouts To Do At Home If You Only Have A Band

5. Fire Hydrants

  • Take your band and place it just above your knees
  • Go down on all fours, making sure that your hands are in line with your shoulders and your knees are in line with your hips
  • Lift one of your knees out to the side without moving your hips too much
  • Repeat this motion 20-30 times
  • Once you are done with one leg, repeat this motion on the other leg

7 Great Workouts To Do At Home If You Only Have A Band

6. Bridges

  • Take your band and place it just above your knees
  • Lay on your back and make sure your feet are in line with your knees
  • Separate your knees so they are in line with your hips and place your hands flat on the ground so they are parallel with your upper body
  • Raise your hips such that one could draw a straight, diagonal line from your knees to your head
  • Hold for a second or two at the top then lower your hips slowly to the ground
  • Repeat this motion 20-30 times

7 Great Workouts To Do At Home If You Only Have A Band

7. Walking Plank

  • Take your band and place it around your hands
  • Get down on the ground in a plank or push-up position such that your hands are under your shoulders and your feet are in line with your hands
  • Move one hand forward and then move the other hand to meet that hand, all while keeping your core clenched
  • Once your hands are out, move them back one at a time
  • Repeat this back and forth motion 20-30 times so you can activate your core and your arms!

7 Great Workouts To Do At Home If You Only Have A Band

 

Which of these great workouts are you looking forward to trying out with your band? Let us know! Comment below!

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