Be Well Workout of the Week: Shred Your Muscles With Just a Resistance Band 

Time to work off all the Labor Day festivities (i.e. beer and hot dogs) of the weekend.

This workout requires minimal space and equipment, which makes it a great one to do while you’re traveling and you don’t have access to a gym or tons of space to move around: All you need is an exercise band (or maybe two of different resistances, if you have those on deck). So next time you go on vacation, you’ve got no excuse to skip out on your sweat sessions — just bookmark this workout and throw your exercise bands in your bag!

Here’s how it works: You’ll complete a circuit of exercises four times, with reps decreasing each round, starting at 25 reps the first round and making your way down to 10 reps the last round. You’ll start with exercises where the band is in a high-anchor position then move on to exercises with the band at a mid-anchor position, eventually making your way down to a low-anchor position. Happy sweating!

Be Well Workout of the Week: Shred Your Muscles With Just a Resistance Band 

Instructions: 25-20-15-10 reps
High-anchor position exercises:
Lat pulldown in squat position
Chest press to floor

Middle-anchor position exercises:
Chest fly
Twists to left
Twists to right
Bicep curls: Facing the anchor, grab one handle in each hand. Sink into a squat, lift arms straight out in front of you with palms facing the ceiling and curl your forearms toward your chest.
Twisting rows: Facing the anchor, grab one handle in each hand. Drive right elbow back and step back, twisting body as if shooting a bow and arrow. Return to neutral, then repeat on the left side.

Low-anchor position exercises:
High pull: Facing the anchor, grab one handle in each hand and drive your elbows up toward the ceiling.
Plank row


Audrey McKenna Hasse is the owner of A.M.Fit, a personal training and healthy consultation business on the Main Line. You’ll find her workouts every week right here on Be Well Philly.

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