We all have those days when we aren’t motivated to leave the house or we just don’t have time to trek to the gym and back. Staying fit at home is not as hard as you may think. There are many full body exercises you can do that require little or no equipment.
Chris Wambua of Kamba Fit in Westport (kambafit.com) has designed a quick and easy workout you can do in the comfort of your home. The only thing you need is a resistance band, which you can easily purchase on Amazon or at a local sporting goods store. This is also a great workout to take on the road if you travel often and can’t squeeze in a class or full gym workout.
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1). Resistance band push press or overhead press: Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart and set the resistance band around your foot arches. Pull the band to about shoulder height and press overhead. 12 recommended reps
2). Single leg glute bridge on the floor: Lay on your back facing up with knees bent so your feet are flat on floor. Lift one leg off the floor. Push off the ground with the leg on the floor while squeezing your glutes. 15 recommended reps
3). Seated resistance band back row: Sit on the floor with legs outstretched, slight bend on the knees, maintaining an upright posture. Set band around the arches of your feet and pull the band with your arms so elbows bend and hands meet chest while pinching shoulder blades. Hold for one second. 15 recommended reps
4). Resistance band squat jumps: Stand feet about shoulder width apart and set resistance band around arches of your feet. Pull the band to about shoulder height. While holding elbows up, jump as high as you can and land softly. 15 recommended reps
5). Plank with alternating arm and legs raise: Hold a plank and raise arm and opposite leg until they are parallel to ground. Return to starting position and repeat, alternating sides. 20 recommended reps
Do three sets of each exercise and you are done.