15-Minute Upper Body & Abs Workout
This resistance band workout is made to strengthen your upper-body muscles and your abs. A quick workout for strong arms.
Strong arms and back muscles are something every mama needs in order to carry babes. This resistance band workout takes only 15 minutes and hits your upper-body and core muscles to get you strong.
- Single-arm shoulder press
- Band row
- Leg Raises
- Pull-Apart (2 ways)
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Upper-Body Workout Tips
Don't forget to make sure your form is spot on and that you're activating the muscles you should be!
Perform each exercise without rest in order for the reps seen in the video. At the end of the exercises, take a 45s break and repeat the circuit for a total of 3-4 rounds.
Single Arm Band Press
- Keep ribs tucked
- Fully extend the elbow
- Sit upright
- Keep shoulders away from ears
- Pinch the shoulder in when pulling back
- Maintain a pelvic tilt and only go as low as you can hold it
- Engage glutes as hips open
- Do not flare the ribs
- Move through the shoulder blades
- Keep a slight bend in the elbow
- Tuck Elbows tight
- Shoulder over wrists
- Maintain a minor pelvic tilt
- Do not arch low back
- Keep a neutral neck
- Do not shrug shoulders
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