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If you have a spare 5 minutes give this whole body workout a try to really get some health value from your precious time. It exercises your legs, butt, chest, shoulders, arms and abs in one super simple routine. I just finished mine in 4 minutes 57 seconds while watching the morning news.
You can use just one SuperBand for all 6 movements or vary the resistance. Increase the resistance on the legs, if you like, but you’ll still get a great micro workout using the same band. Saves a few seconds on the changeover between exercises too. This New York Times article goes into some of the benefits you wouldn’t normally expect from such short interludes of activity.
Definitely more time efficient than that hour at the gym.
600 in 60 minutes or 600 in 7 days?
Sixty SuperBands won’t be you’re only strategy towards better health but it can certainly form a significant part in getting and remaining active for the long term.
Lay on your back with left knee bent and right knee also bent with band around the middle of your right foot. Refer Scene 1 Push up and straighten your right leg but do not lock at your knees. Keep your hands in the same position to keep tension in the band. Refer Scene 2 Return to start position as in Scene 1. This is 1 repetition Perform 10 repetitions then repeat to your opposite side.
SuperBand Chest Pulse
Stand with band wrapped behind your back at about chest level while holding band with both hands.
Arms should be flexed and on the outside of the band as in Scene 1. Push forward with both hands using a short and sharp movement as in Scene 2. Return to start position quickly as in Scene 1. This is 1 repetition.
Perform 10 repetitions
SuperBand Dead Lift
Stand with feet shoulder width apart with band underneath the middle of both feet while being held in both hands at the sides of your body as in Scene 1. Bend forward at your hips to an angle of about 90 degrees as in Scene 2. Hold for 1 to 2 seconds. Return to start position as in Scene 1. This is 1 repetition.
Perform 10 repetitions
30 down and half way
SuperBand 1 Arm Side Raise
Stand with feet shoulder width apart while holding the band in your right hand and underneath the middle of your right foot. Right elbow extended and right hand just below waist level as in Scene 1. Extend your right arm to your right side with just a very slight bend at the elbow as in Scene 2. Hold for 1 to 2 seconds. Return to start position as in Scene 1. This is 1 repetition. Perform 10 repetitions then repeat to your opposite side.
That’s 40 – Nearly there
SuperBand Concentration Curl
Kneel on the ground with your left leg while having your right leg bent in front of you as in Scene 1. Your right elbow should be on the inside of your right knee with the band held in your right hand while across the middle of your right foot as in Scene 1. Flex your right arm as in Scene 2. Hold for 1 to 2 seconds at the top of the movement. Return to start position as in Scene 1. This is 1 repetition. Perform 10 repetitions then repeat to your opposite side.
50 – Home stretch now
Lay on your back with knees slightly bent while holding the band tight with both hands across the middle of your trunk as in Scene 1. Raise your trunk until your hands are level with your knees as in Scene 2. Hold for 1 to 2 seconds at the top of the movement Return to start position as in Scene 1. This is 1 repetition
Today was the coldest day in Perth, Western Australia for five years. So trying to keep warm is the number one priority. 14 degrees celsius might not sound so cold, especially for those living north of the equator, but I suppose it’s what you feel is “normal”.
So apart from turning on the heater, wearing some extra layers and ingesting numerous cups of coffee I thought I would at least try thinking less cold.
It was a beautifully hot day last September in Italy. Plenty of Aussie tourists on the train there and then the Italian warmth in Sorrento.