How to Warm Up With Bands

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Resistance bands are great because they’re easy to use, good for all levels, and so versatile! I love using small loop resistance bands when I’m warming up for a leg day. It’s always amazing how much these quick simple exercises will really get your glutes to burn! It doesn’t take much to engage them, and once you do, you will definitely feel it. Grab some bands and try out this sequence for yourself to get warmed up before your next leg day!

Resistance Band Warm Up Sequence

When you do these you want to make sure that there is always tension in the bands(no slack or looseness in between steps). Putting the bands around your ankles will be more difficult than putting them around your knees. Keep your steps small and controlled-really focus on the movement and the muscles you’re working. And make sure to keep your knees at a slight bend at all times!Perform 20 of each x3

  • Standing side to side walk
  • Half squat side to side walk
  • Front and Back walk
  • Air Squats
  • Bridges(double, then single leg)

Let us know what you think and if you feel that burn-I always do when I do this sequence! Once you’re done you are all ready for a great leg/glute workout(or any workout of your choice!)

On another note, today was my first CrossFit class in something like 10 months and it was so great! I am so happy to be getting back into it after all this time! I stopped going because of schedule issues, but I have missed it so much ever since. As much as I love conventional resistance training, CrossFit really is my favorite thing to do! I love the excitement, the fast pace, and the community of it all. Most of all I love feeling like an athlete again! It is so energizing! And for my first class in so long I think it went great. I was definitely nervous that I wouldn’t be able to keep up, but it was just the right amount of hard for me!

I will most likely start sharing all of my CrossFit workouts with you guys, since I’m only going 2x a week right now. So if it’s something you’re interesting in or like seeing, let me know and I’ll make sure to continue sharing! Here is our workout from today:

CrossFit Workout 11/29/17

Warm up:

6 EMOM (Every minute on the minute)

-3 snatch balance

-6 plate hops

-9 good mornings

Strength:

5×5 hang snatch

WOD:

18 minute:

This: 8 HSPU (handstand push ups)

That: 10 Box Jumps

Other: 7 Sumo Deadlift

Let us know if you have any questions-and we always love any feedback!

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