We were back on CTV this morning showing an awesome resistance cable circuit that you can do anywhere. These bands or cables come in all different kinds of heaviness so they are great for all fitness levels! Another huge positive to the bands is they are very affordable. The bands are light and easy to travel with so there is no excuse not to get your workout in on the road. The cables can be tied to any steady object or door.
We took Craig through four full body exercises that will get your heart pumping.
Woodchop- This is a core based exercise that requires you to keep your arms straight and have a slight bend in your knees. You are going rotate through your torso keeping your core engaged. You feel this in your oblique’s (sides of your stomach). Once you have completed the one side turn around.
Reverse Lunge Row- This is a full body exercise that is going to work your legs, back and bicep. Whatever hand you have the resistance band in you are going to step back with same leg and perform a reverse lunge. As you lunge backwards pull the resistance band as well squeezing the bottom of your shoulder blades together. Stand back up and repeat. Once you have finished with one side go to the other.
Plank Lat Row- This is a core based exercise that is also going to work your lats (back). You are going to start in a typical push-up position with your back flat and core engaged. You are then going to have the resistance band in one hand and pull, driving your elbow into your ribs. Always make sure your palm is facing the ground.
Squat into Chest Press- This is a full body exercise that is going to hit your legs and chest. Start with the resistance band in one hand and perform a squat, weight through your heels and squeezing your gluts tight at the top of each squat. At the top of the squat press the resistance band to straighten your arm. Once you have finished with one side go to the other hand.
Try out this workout and let us know what you think! You should be doing 15 reps of each exercise (30 reps if it requires both sides of your body) and 4 rounds through the circuit!