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November 05, 2021 3 min read

Committing to exercising and sticking to a workout routine is a challenge many people face. But the key is to create the path of least resistance. 

One reason people fall out of their workout routine is having busy schedules and unpredictable circumstances. Because they’ve got a lot on their hands, people often can’t make time to go to the gym. And often, when you stop going, it becomes more difficult to come back.

However, you don’t have to be at a specific place to do your workouts. If you have trouble sticking to a consistent habit of exercising, you may want to consider getting resistance bands. With resistance bands, you can work out basically anywhere. So, there’s really no reason to stop. 

To help you get started, here are some resistance band workouts that you can do, no matter the location.

1. Lateral Band Walk

Start by wrapping your resistance band around your ankles and get into a quarter squat position. Your feet should be hip-width apart, and your hands should be on your chest or hips.

With your right foot, step to the side, making sure your feet are wider than hip-width. Follow through with your left foot, going back to a hip-width distance. Do this two more times on your right foot before switching to the left. This counts as one rep. 

2. Squat to Lateral Leg Lift

For this exercise, you will need to use a mini resistance band. Wrap the band around your thighs and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Again, your hands should be either on your hips or chest. 

Go into a squat by bending your knees and sending your hips backward. Return to the standing position and lift your right leg to the side while keeping your right knee straight. Bring your right foot back to the ground and go back to a squat. Do the same thing, but this time with your left leg. This is one rep. 

3. Ankle Jumping Jack

Again, you will be using a mini resistance band for this exercise. Wrap the mini band around your ankles and go into a quarter squat position. Your feet should be hip-width apart. Keep your hands on your chest. From this position, jump with your feet outward. Make sure you maintain a bent knee position to land softly each time. This counts as one rep.

4. Standing Glute Kickback

Start by wrapping a mini resistance band around your ankles. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, keeping your core engaged. Your hands should be on your chest or hips.

Shift your weight to your left leg and place your right toes on the floor. Your right toes should be an inch diagonally behind your left heel to create tension in the band. 

To maintain balance and stability, tighten your core. Tucking your pelvis under, kick your right leg back about six inches. Make sure your knee is straight when doing this. 

Next, return your right foot to the floor, tapping it. Make sure there is still tension in the band. This is one rep. Finish your reps on one side before shifting to the other.

Final Thoughts

Resistance bands are handy workout equipment to have since they allow you to work out wherever you want. Whether during a work break or at a hotel out of town, you can maintain your workout routine and build more consistent habits. They’re also easy to do and are convenient to carry around with you.

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