It’s time to tone up! For March, our fitness moves include a resistance band and pull up bar workout. We did four exercises – two in the sand with resistance bands and two on the pull bar with the Surfset surfboard. I haven’t done a pull up in years and after doing the pull up bar off camera multiple times, I lost my strength when on camera. I can attest that it is a tough workout, but I’m the fitness enthusiast while Minna is the kick ass trainer. I was feeling sore from the pull up bar for the next two days, but it was “good sore.”
Resistance Band And Pull Up Bar Workout
Try 3 sets of these 4 exercises for 40 seconds each for an awesome quick workout session.
Minna Herskowitz of Sandbox Fitness and Alison Deyette. Follow us at @sandbox_fitness and @alisondeyette.
Pull Up Bar Workout
Chin ups: Jump up and grab the bar pulling your chin above the bar and slowly lower yourself down, repeat. You can also try this move with a reverse grip and do pull ups. This is one of the best upper body and core exercises out there. Chin ups and pull ups use muscles in every part of your body. The main muscles worked are back, biceps, and core
Chin up mountain climbers: Jump up as high as you can and hold yourself up while simultaneously kicking your legs without swinging your body. This move works your lower abs but still works the biceps, and lats.
Resistance Band Exercises
For the resistance band workout we had the bands connected to the Surfset surfboard in the sand. We attached the bands “surfer” style around our ankles.
Squat with squat twist: This is a basic squat with a twist but with resistance bands around the ankles. The bands make you work harder as you lift the leg. Works your quads, glutes, and obliques.
Spiderman Planks: Get into plank position and bring your right knee to right elbow and left knee to left elbow with a band around your ankles. This move works the shoulders, obliques and lower abs.
Athletic Apparel on Alison
Tie Dye Sports Bra from Lorna Jane
Outline Excel Tank from Lorna Jane
Ultimate Ankle Biter Tights from Lorna Jane
These tights are really incredible! They smooth your shape and hold in your tummy. They are my new best black tights for working out.
Activewear on Minna
Lorna Jane Sports Bra in Monochrome
Divine Core Full Length Tights from Lorna Jane
Style Expert Alison Deyette is TV + Digital Host and Los Angeles stylist who happens to be a fitness enthusiast as well. She and Minna Herskowitz create short fitness videos for specialty moves each month from Sandbox Fitness.