It's band time! Time to get toned with Lena Marti! Part 2

This week’s weekly workout series is by Lena Marti! Lena - a trainer at some of New York’s top fitness studios and Bikini Competitor aims to inspire others to actively pursue their fitness ambitions and reach their true potential!

Make sure to check out part one by Lena!

Workout #2 - Wednesday: Abs and Back

These exercises will focus on abs and back as well as simultaneously targeting the glutes. All you need is the band and some space.


Banded Crunch Oblique Toe Reach


  • Lay on floor with band around your ankles. Lift legs straight up to the ceiling.
  • Open feet slightly outside shoulder width. This will keep the tension on your glutes while stabilizing your hips. By doing this, it will increase the amount of tension and activation in your core.
  • Start with a crunch, reaching your hand up to your toe, right and then left.
  • 3 sets of 10 on each side.




Banded Side Plank Knee Tuck


  • Start by placing the band above the knees.
  • Lay on your side making sure your shoulder is aligned with your elbow in a 90 degree position.
  • Lift hips off the ground and make sure your feet are lined up with one another. This will get you into a side plank position. Keep tension in your core.
  • Bring the knee towards the chest into a knee tuck.
  • Repeat 3 sets of 10 on each side





 Banded Back Extensions (in cobra postition)


  • Start by putting bands around the ankles.
  • Laying on the floor on your stomach, put your hands behind your head.
  • Lift upper body and lower body off the floor at the same time. Squeeze your glutes and lower back, then release to the floor.
  • 3 sets of 12




Banded Floor Lat pull down (in cobra position)


  • Start by putting bands around the ankles.
  • Laying on the floor on your stomach, put your arms straight in front of you.
  • Lift chest and arms off the floor pull the elbows down towards your ribcage into a lat pull down position. Make sure you lift your feet off the floor in order to keep tension on the glutes with the band.
  • 3 sets of 12




Good luck and we’ll see you on Friday for the final workout of the series! 

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