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Large Muscle Group Workout

Written by Jennifer Koenig on July 29, 2016

Work some of the biggest muscle groups in your body to burn even more calories. Try the following routine as a warm-up, part of your current exercise plan, or make a dedicated activity out of it by doing 3 rounds two times each day.

  • 20 Walking lunches with a trunk rotation
  • 10 Resistance band bice curls
  • 20 Second standing quad stretch - each leg

 

Get The Moves:

Walking Lunges with Trunk Rotation

Walking Lunges with Trunk Rotation.png

 

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hand on your hips.
  2. Step forward with your right leg, lowering your body towards the floor by bending at the knees to a 90 degree angle.
    1. Your back knee should point to, but not touch the ground.
    2. Your front knee should be directly over your ankle.
  3. Twist your torso to the left without moving your lower body.
  4. Rotate back to center.
  5. Push off with your left (or back) foot to bring your left leg forward and continue through until it’s in front of your right leg and you descend into a lunch on the other side.
  6. Repeat the twist exercise to the right.

 

Bicep Curl with Resistance Band

Bicep Curls with Resistance Band.png

 

 

  1. Stand in the middle of the resistance band with both feet, holding a handle in each hand.
  2. As you exhale, bend both elbows and raise your hand towards your shoulder.
  3. Inhale and bring your arms back to your side to the starting position.

 

Standing Quad Stretch

standing quad stretch 1

  1. Stand on one leg and pull the other foot up behind you.
  2. Keep your knees together and push your hips forward to increase the stretch.
  3. Hang on to a chair or counter if you need assistance with balance.
  4. Lower your leg to the floor and repeat with the opposite leg.

 

Sources:
www.womenshealthandfitness.com.au
www.popsugar.com
www.runnersworld.co.uk

Topics: Corporate Wellness, Health Tips, Exercise

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