The summer sun is already shining down upon us, and there are only a few more weeks to get that booty beach-body ready! If you don’t feel like you’re quite there yet, don’t stress: Lisa Raleigh has a summer secret to get you in shape.

According to Lisa, resistance bands are the secret to success when you’re looking for a full-body workout, along with a great pair of trainers like Power footwear. “Resistance bands are such versatile pieces of exercise equipment, because they’re light and portable, yet allow you to target each muscle with specific movements. By making use of these power bands for a 45-minute workout, you can have a swimsuit-ready body just in time for summer!”

Here are Lisa’s steps to a super-effective resistance band summer workout:

Warm Up

Before you begin with the resistance band workout, ensure you complete a light warm-up to loosen your muscles and get your blood flowing. Now that you are ready, it’s time to get your body moving. A light run around the block in your Power trainers will do.

Step 1: The Side Raise

Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and anchor the resistance band under the arches of your feet. Hold the resistance band in your left hand and raise your arm out to the side, keeping it straight, until it’s at shoulder-level. Pause, then lower the band back to the starting position. Alternate sides and complete the number of sets, depending on your level. This exercise is great at tightening those love-handles.

Step 2: The Side Bend

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and the resistance bands anchored under the arches of your feet. Hold the band in both hands and bend at your waist by reaching down with your right hand as far as you can without moving your hips. As your right hand moves down, so your left hand moves up on the other side. This exercise helps strengthen the midriff for defined bikini abs.

Step 3: Abductor Pulses 

Start by tying the resistance band around your legs just above your knee. The bands should be tight enough so that it creates natural resistance without slipping down. Hold your arms out in front of you and squat down, while contracting your abs, and making sure that your knees don’t extend past your toes. While squatting, resist your knees from collapsing in by pulling your knees out and keeping tension in the band. 

Step 4: Squat Side Kick 

Start by tying the resistance band around your legs just above your knee. The bands should be tight enough that it creates natural resistance without slipping down. Hold your arms out in front of you and squat down, while contracting your abs, and making sure that your knees don’t extend past your toes. As you come back into the standing position, raise your right leg out to the side, still maintaining resistance with the band. Lower back to starting position and then alternate with the other side. According to Lisa, “For those model envy legs and calves. When pulling off moves like squats, stability is imperative and your shoes aid you greatly in anchoring your pose. Power trainers are versatile and ensures that the shoe securely embraces the foot, providing excellent support at the ankle while allowing for full mobility.”

Now that you have the best tips to keep you in shape #ItsYourMove.

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