Anastasia and Gretchen are back at it with a lower body workout designed to tighten everything below the waist. In this workout we use an exercise band which can be found here. Do 3-4 rounds of the entire circuit to get the full effect. Have fun!
Banded Opposite Lifts - With band around thighs, begin in a table top position with hands under shoulders and knees under hips. Lift right leg up and straight back while also lifting left arm up and straight forward. Keep your abs tight. Return to starting position and repeat with left leg and right arm. Do 10 reps on each side for a total of 20 reps.
Banded Toe Touches - With band around thighs, lay on your left side with your left arm propping you up and your legs bent. Lift your right leg up, straighten it forward and crunch your abs bringing your right arm forward to touch your right toe. Return to starting position and repeat. Do a total of ten reps before turning on to your right side and repeating with your left leg and arm for a total of ten reps on that side.
Banded Bridges - With band around your thighs, lay on your back with your legs bent and feet planted firmly on the ground hips distance apart. Lift your hips off the floor while tightening your abs, glutes, and upper legs and hold. Push your thighs away from each other as far as you can without dropping your hips and bring them back towards each other and lower down. Do ten reps.
Banded Scissors - With band around your thighs, lay on your back with your legs out straight. Lift your head and shoulders slightly up and lift your feet slightly off the ground while keeping your legs straight. Lift your right leg up high while keeping your left leg only slightly off the floor and then bring your right leg down a few inches off the floor while brining your left leg straight up. Repeat ten times on each side for a total of 20 reps.