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Resistance Band Training: Can You Resist It?

resistance band training upright row


 Resistance Band Training: Can Your Resist It?

I love resistance band training! I’ve been using resistance bands for over 10 years (even before they were popular!) and find they keep my muscles nice and toned, but are easy on my joints and bones. They’re a great way for busy mums to stay fit and healthy and also are a safe but good workout for when you’re pregnant.

Resist It bands are so economical and you can use them anywhere. They’re also a great alternative to weights, because you don’t have to worry about them dropping on your toddler’s toes!

Over the next couple of months, I’m going to show some of my favourite exercises for mums and mums-to-be that you can do anytime and anywhere. All you need is a Resist It band or other resistance band of some sort.

The two exercises I have chosen this month are an upright row and a lunge with a lateral raise. The first exercise will work your arms and shoulders. The second one is great for toning your legs and butt muscles, as well as deltoids (shoulders).

Make sure you do these exercises slowly and smoothly, and keep the tension on the band through the whole exercise.

Do each exercise for three lots of 12 repetitions.

Upright Row

resistance band training upright row

Lunge with Lateral Raise

resistance band training Lunge  Lateral Raise

Do these exercises at least twice a week on alternate days.

If you would like a full Resist It workout just for busy mums or mums-to-be (i.e. during your pregnancy), you can view and purchase my new specialised programs and Resist It bands at my new website, Resist It 

Leanne Shorter is a mum of three grown children. She has remained fit and healthy while raising her children, working full time and running a business and a household.
She is a qualified personal trainer and weight loss consultant. She has all the advice you need to stay healthy while being a busy mum. Check out her websites and or find her on Facebook at



Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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