10 minute Pilates resistance band workout

Resistance band exercises that you can do anywhere

I don’t know about you, but some days I get busy (or distracted by…Netflix) and suddenly realize I don’t have time to hit the gym.

Alternatively, some days I’m just feeling stiff and achey and I realize that I’m going to need an extra long warm-up focusing on stability before I up my intensity. #injuryprevention #yesplease

In both cases, I love taking advantage of Pilates resistance band exercises, because they can be done anywhere and they target the hips, shoulders and core – all of which are important for good posture, proper alignment and pain free movement.

This week’s vlog is a 10 minute Pilates resistance band workout. It’s fairly gentle, but targets the major stabilizers (aka our weak links) in the shoulders, hips and core and I did sneak in some harder variations for people who like a challenge.

Try it out on a day when you feel a little blah, but want to do something good for yourself or use it as a warm-up before a run or a heavy lift.

And if you have any questions or feedback, leave me a comment under the vid on YouTube. I really do read them!

Resistance Band Exercises | 10 Minute Beginner Pilates Workout

 

Resistance Band Exercises | 10 Minute Beginner Pilates Workout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWydTJ9wDhQ

Exercise Sequence:

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10 band pulls (focus on keeping collarbones wide)

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10 overhead reaches letting the shoulder blades move

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8 overhead reaches per side

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8 knee extensions per leg

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8 single leg lower and lifts per leg

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8 single leg reach per leg

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8 hip extensions per leg

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8 rear delt activators per arm

Note: You can do the single leg reach, hip extensions and rear delt activators all on one side before switching.

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