I have recently started using resistance bands in my workouts and I am absolutely loving them. If there is one piece of “home workout equipment” that I think you need, it’s resistance bands. They are light, compact and easy to take with you to the gym, for home workouts, or for those travelling and not wanting bulky equipment that’s going to fill up your suitcase.
So what are resistance bands and how do they work?
Like free weights, resistance bands create tension. They basically provide resistance to the muscle group that is being used. In the below circuit, we combine both cardio and resistance (strength training) together in order to create or further develop muscle definition. When I say muscle definition, some of you are probably thinking, “oh I just want to lose a bit of weight and tone up, I don’t want to look like a body builder…” I say that because that is what I used to say and think. Buuuuut, the best way to lose weight, get fitter and stronger is to combine both cardio and strength training.
Now that we know what resistance bands are and how they work, let’s get into the circuit.
This circuit is designed to be a “burner” or “finisher” after a legs or glutes workout so by the time you are doing this part, you should already be very warmed up. If you aren’t doing it after a workout, make sure to warm up appropriately.
- 20 Jumping Lunges
- 30 Mountain Climbers (15 each side)
- 20 Jumping Squats
Break 1 minute. Repeat 3 times. On the fourth round, complete with no resistance bands. Sounds easy, but let me tell you, it will burn!
Tip: I find it easier to put the resistance bands on directly to my skin rather than over leggings so if you can wear shorts when using these.
Let me know what you think of this leg burner in the comments below!
Thanks for reading 🙂