Bands Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Bands Home Workout Guide
Bands Home Workout Guide

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Bands Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Bands Workout?

A resistance bands workout helps you focus on your strength. You’ll be able to increase your strength due to the resistance built up from the bands and the movements you complete with them. In the absence of weights whilst our gyms are closed, focus on toning and conditioning your body. Bands are very simple but very effective and can help you to boost your full body strength and fitness with ease. We’ve designed this workout guide for all fitness abilities so grab your bands and get involved!

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What You Need For a Functional Beginner Workout

The main piece of equipment you’ll need is your resistance bands. If you have a few different sizes and strengths, even better. For one of the exercise, you’ll need to sit on something. This may be a dining chair, bench or your bed. Make sure that you’ve created a dedicated exercise space so that you can workout freely too to prevent injuries.

Exercise 1: Hip Thrusts

Lay down with your back on the floor and raise your knees. Place a resistance band around your knees and then place your hands flat on the floor. When you’re ready, raise your hips into the air but keep your shoulders resting on the floor. Squeeze your glutes when performing this exercise to engage your lower body muscles.

Complete 3 sets of with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Deadlifts

Put your resistance band on the floor and stand on one side of it and hold the top of it with both hands. Your feet should be around hip width apart. Stand up straight and then bend down so that you nearly touch your toes and then stand upright again, slightly leaning back as you come up. Try to keep your back straight when performing because hunching can cause an injury to your lower back.

Complete 3 sets of with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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Exercise 3: Deadlifts

Repeat the exact same exercise as before.

Complete 3 sets of with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Laying Hip Abductions

Lay flat on the floor for the next exercise and this time, place your resistance bands around the middle of your feet. To complete this exercise, simply open your legs and try to push your legs outwards to around shoulder width.

Complete 3 sets of with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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Exercise 5: Front Raise to Side (Right)

Stand up and place your resistance band underneath your right foot and hold it in your right hand. Pull the band upwards to shoulder height and then move your arm out to the side and then return your arm to your side. You should be making a circle movement with your arms but slow it down to really work the muscle.

Complete 3 sets of this exercise with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Front Raise to Side (Left)

Repeat the same exercise but now with your left arm.

Complete 3 sets of this exercise with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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Exercise 7: Seated Hamstring Curls (Right)

Take a seat on your dining chair, bench, sofa or whatever you’re using at home or in the garden. You’ll need to place one side of the band around something like the dining table leg or your sofa leg to build some resistance. Place the other side of your band around your right ankle. Put your leg out flat and then pull your heel towards your body to work your legs. Hold this position for a couple of seconds and then stretch your leg out again.

Complete 3 sets of this exercise with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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Exercise 8: Seated Hamstring Curls (Left)

Repeat this same exercise again but on your left leg.

Complete 3 sets of this exercise with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Laura as she guides you through this full Resistance Bands workout.

Bands Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Resistance Bands

Chair/bench/sofa/bed

Fitness Space

 

4m x 4m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Beginner

Duration

 

35 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

Once a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different focuses meaning that you can target different areas of your body throughout the week in a range of different style workouts. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Try our Bands Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Bands Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Stick and Band Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Stick and Band Home Workout Guide
Stick and Band Home Workout Guide

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Stick and Band Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Stick and Band Workout?

Our stick and band workout guide will help you boost your fitness at home and focus on toning and conditioning your body. We’ve included exercises for your full body meaning that you can focus on different muscles at different times throughout the workout and you’ll leave feeling empowered and positive. In the absence of free weight equipment whilst our gyms are closed, still pump those muscles by following this resistance training routine. This is something that all abilities can try, just make sure you have the equipment needed.

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What You Need For a Stick and Band Workout

The two pieces of equipment that you need for this exercise routine are resistance bands and a stick. The stick could just be a sweeping brush handle or a mop handle, something that you can use in the exercises below. Make sure that you’ve created a dedicated exercise space so that you can workout freely too to prevent injuries.

Exercise 1: Bicep Curls

Attach your resistance band to your stick and stand on top of the bottom of your resistance band. Hold the stick from underneath and pull your arms from your hips up towards your chest. This should be working your biceps and the resistance will help you to build up your strength.

Complete 3 sets of with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Reverse Lunges (Left)

Keep the stick and band attached and this time place the resistance band underneath your right foot and place the stick on your back as if it was a barbell. Stand with your feet around hip width apart and lower yourself into a reverse lunge with your left leg.

Complete 3 sets of with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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Exercise 3: Reverse Lunges (Right)

Repeat the same exercise as before but this time on your right leg. You’ll now need to stand on your resistance band with your left foot and lunge backwards with your right leg.

Complete 3 sets of with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Squats

Keep the stick on your back but this time stand on your resistance bands with both of your feet so that you’re stood ‘inside’ of your resistance band. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and sit down into a squat. The lower that you perform your squats the better for your legs and glutes; just remember to keep your back straight and not hunch over.

Complete 3 sets of with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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Exercise 5: Dynamic Hand Planks

For this next exercise, you’ll need to be on the floor. Get into a high plank position so that your hands are flat on the floor and your bodyweight is resting your tip toes. For this exercise, you’ll need a resistance band around your wrists. Once you’re in position, simply move your hands out to the side alternatively. Start with your left hand and then return it to the middle and then repeat this movement with your right hand.

Complete 3 sets of this exercise with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Side Walks (Right)

Stand up again with your hip width apart and a resistance band around your knees. Slightly bend your knees so that you’re performing a ‘half squat’ and then simply perform some steps walking out to your right hand side.

Complete 3 sets of this exercise with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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Exercise 7: Tricep Extensions (Left)

For this last exercise, stand up straight with your right arm behind your back and your left arm up by your head. You’ll need to hold your resistance band between your hands as you’ll be stretching this to complete the exercise. With your left hand, simply push upwards to raise your hand above your head until you feel a pull in your tricep. Return your arm behind your neck and then push upwards again.

Complete 3 sets of this exercise with a 30 second rest between each set. The first set should be 12 reps, then 10 reps, then 8 reps.

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Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Callum as he guides you through this full Stick and Band Workout.

Stick and Band Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

None required

Fitness Space

 

4m x 4m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Beginner

Duration

 

25 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

Once a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different focuses meaning that you can target different areas of your body throughout the week in a range of different style workouts. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Try our Stick and Band Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Stick and Band Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

Squats in Class

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone