Insanely Effective Full-Body Moves You Need To Do Today

Sometimes, winter can make it make it difficult to stay interested in your workout. Snow and cold temperatures may mean you have to stay indoors and that could put you in a rut. No one likes to do the exact same thing over and over, day after day. So, we've got some great ways to help you mix it up! Use kettlebells, resistance bands, and pull-up bars in ways you've never thought of before. Celebrity trainer Jacqueline Kasen put together these exercises to heat up your winter routine and work your entire body! 1. Pull-up with Band Wrap a resistance band around the handle bar and step into it with two feet. (The tougher the resistance, the more assistance you'll have.) Pull elbows into ribcage and squeeze lats while pulling body up. Perform as many reps as possible. 2. Lateral Steps with Ankle Band Keep legs completely straight with feet hip-width apart and step laterally, maintaining the hip-width position. Open up the band with glute medius and abductors (the outside of the leg). Perform 20 reps on each side. 3. Single Leg Hamstring Slider Lay flat on back, bending both legs and keeping heels flexed. Place one slider underneath one foot. Go into a hip thruster position, engaging glutes in full hip extension, and slide a single leg out, driving heel into the slider, and then back in, until even with the other leg. Make sure glutes stay engaged the entire time without lowering hips. Perform 15 reps on each leg. 4. Curtsey Step-Ups on Bench Facing the bench so it is in a vertical position, place one foot on the front of the bench and the other foot on the ground to the side of it. Maintain a 90-degree bent leg position with the leg that is on the bench, while moving the side leg back and forth. Be sure to apply all the pressure on the stationary leg and heel to engage quads, hamstrings, and glutes. Perform 20 reps on each leg. [bctt tweet="Insanely Effective Full-Body Moves You Need To Do Today"] 5. "Y" on the Stability Ball Lie on stomach on the stability ball, keeping legs in a bent position, and feet flat up against a wall. Grab a set of 2.5- to 5-pound dumbbells. Keep arms completely straight, holding onto the weights hanging over the ball. Lift up arms using upper and mid-back to hold in a "Y" position, holding arms high enough so that biceps are next to ears. Perform 12 reps. 6. Kettlebell Windmills Stand with feet hip-width apart in an "L" position, keeping heels even. With the leg that is pointed straight, raise the kettlebell overhead in a pressing position. Push that same hip out to the side as you look up at the kettlebell. Keep other arm palm up along the inside of the leg where the foot is pointed outward. Keep legs as straight as possible and drop down alongside the leg (making sure not to fall forward), hand reaching toward the floor, and then stand all the way back up. Perform 12 reps on each side. 7. Single Arm Military Press Stand on a resistance band underneath the arch of the foot, standing hip-width apart. Hold arms up 90 degrees and alternate pressing one arm at a time while keeping the other arm completely still. Perform 20 reps. 8. Plank Kettlebell Drag Start in a plank position, hands underneath shoulders, keeping arms straight and hips even with shoulder height, legs straight, and feet together. Hold the kettlebell underneath the chest and drag across the body with the opposite arm. For less of a balance challenge, separate feet to hip-width apart. Perform 20 reps. Will you be adding these moves to your daily routine? For more workout ideas that will sculpt you from head to toe, check out SweatFlix℠. With SweatFlix℠ you get over 80 hours of on demand workouts. That's right, all your favorite BodyRock workouts in one place, any time you want them! With new and exclusive content being added all the time, we know you'll never fall into a workout rut again! Source: Shape

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