For this glute focused routine, I decided to make a standing routine. It's only 15 minutes, so the perfect workout to add on, to do at lunchtime, while traveling, or while the baby is napping! I'm using a Hip Circle band (fabric), but you can use a rubber mini loop band if that's all you have. The fabric bands just stay in place better.
I was in my 3rd trimester when I filmed this routine, but people who aren't pregnant still experience mid back pain all the time! So the movements in this circuit are so good for EVERYONE to do regularly. You don't need any equipment for this 12 minute mobility routine!
I made this 11 minute routine quick on purpose! This is a circuit you can squeeze in if you're short on time, if you're on a lunch break and can't get too sweaty, or if you're having back pain and need some relief. You'll need a pair of heavy weights for the rows (10-20 lbs each arm) and one lighter dumbbell for the reverse flies (5-8 lbs).
I'm using a hip circle band for this workout. It's a fabric band. But if you only have a rubber loop band, that will work too! You can order a hip circle band here: https://markbellslingshot.com/collections/hip-circles or you can get knock offs on Amazon or in some stores.
Since this band is thicker, we won't be doing AS MANY reps as we would with the thinner, rubber bands. I recommend using a light or medium fabric band (not too heavy) so that you can get proper range of motion and muscle activation.
This routine is only 19 minutes, so it's the perfect add on workout or if you're short on time.
After 11 years of filming workouts for this site, THIS IS MY FAVORITE WORKOUT SO FAR! I love it so much, I actually do it once a week myself! These 20 minutes go by sooooo fast. I've never done this format before, but I decided to do each exercise only one time. This keeps it fun and fresh and interesting the whole time!
I'm using a pair of 8 lb dumbbells for the entire workout. And you'll need one heavy dumbbell for one sequence.
I love these MOVE IT workouts b/c they are quick but effective! Every exercise in the MOVE IT series works your lower body and upper body at the same time. All the moves are done standing, so you're not getting up and down off the ground. This means you can get a lot done in a short amount of time. This 21 minute workout consists of 4 exercises repeated twice. You only need one dumbbell for the whole workout. I suggest 8 lbs-12 lbs.
I did these moves one day in class and a long time class member said, "This is soooo great! I feel like it's SNATCHING my waist in!" And every time she would request this routine, she would ask for "waist snatching." So I decided to title this one the WAIST SNATCHING routine! You don't need any equipment for this 15 minute workout.
I made this back workout SUPER short so it can be added on at any time! The back/rear delts and glutes are the muscle groups that I feel are most important to work regularly. So this quick 11 minute circuit allows you to squeeze it in to your week frequently.
This is the sequel to one of my most popular workouts! This 21 minute routine is done all standing and works the full body. I recommend having several sets of weights nearby. I am using a pair of 8s, 10s, 12s, but just use whatever you have!