By Thomas King, MSc, CSCS, CEP

Given the positive reception that we had to the “2 Dumbbell At-Home Workout”, I decided to provide another great at-home workout for the JKC fitness community and the community at large. This time, it will be a workout for those that may only have a single resistance band. 

Like the previous workout, this one will be a complex as well which means that you will do all the 5 of the exercises before taking a break. For this complex try doing 5 total sets of 15 reps per exercise. As before, do all 15 reps of each exercise before moving on to the next. Once you have reached the end of the complex, rest 90-seconds and repeat. Do 4-6 sets.

For added benefit, add our “5 At-Home Stretches for Total Body Flexibility” to the beginning of this workout.

Exercise 1: Band Medium Sumo Deadlift

  1. Set-up your band as seen in the pictures below (See “Sumo Deadlift Set-up (Side)” and “Sumo Deadlift Set-up (Front)”).
  2. Grab the band firmly with both hands, sit your hips down and push your chest out to achieve a neutral spine.
  3. Push your feet through the floor and stand up with the band. Engage your glutes forcefully to finish the rep.
  4. Lower to the starting position and repeat for 15 total reps.
Sumo Deadlift Set-up (Side)
Sumo Deadlift Set-up (Front)
Sumo Deadlift Finish (Side)
Sumo Deadlift Finish (Front)

Exercise 2: Band Bent Over Rows

  1. Set-up your band as seen in the pictures below (See “Band Bent Over Row Set-up (Side)” and “Band Bent Over Row Set-up (Front)”).
  2. Firmly hold the band and pull your elbows upwards while consciously squeezing your shoulder blades together. Be sure to keep your chest pushed out to maintain a neutral spine.
  3. Lower to the starting position and repeat for 15 total reps.
Band Bent Over Row Set-up (Side)
Band Bent Over Row Set-up (Front)
Band Bent Over Row Top Position (Side)
Band Bent Over Row Top Position (Front)

Exercise 3: Band Floor Press

  1. Lay your band on the floor and lie on top of it while grabbing each end with either arm (See “Band Floor Press Set-up” below).
  2. Keep your wrists neutral and push your hands away from you and towards the sky.
  3. Return under control to the starting position and repeat for 15 total reps
Band Floor Press Set-up
Band Floor Press Finish Position

Exercise 4: Band Split Squat

  1. Loop on end of the band around your head and the other end around your lead foot while standing tall (See “Band Split Squat Set-up” below).
  2. Control you descent while squatting down until the trailing knee gently makes contract with the floor.
  3. Push your front foot into the floor and stand tall again to complete the rep.
  4. Do 15 reps per side.
Band Split Squat Set-up
Band Split Squat Bottom Position

Exercise 5: Band Low to High Chop

  1. Step into the band a grab it firmly with both hands (See “Band Low to High Chop Set-up” below).
  2. Slightly bend the knees and hips to achieve an “athletic” stance.
  3. Rotating through the obliques bring your hands to a position above your opposite shoulder (See “Band Low to High Chop finish” below).
  4. Return the band under control to the starting position.
  5. Do 15 reps per side.
Band Low to High Chop Set-up
Band Low to High Chop Finish Position

Thanks to everyone for giving this blog post a read and giving the workout a try. I would also like to say thank-you for the great reception that you all gave to the “2 Dumbbell At-Home Workout” blog post. We at JKC are happy we can help everyone keep fitness in their lives during this stressful time.

~Thomas 🏋️‍♀️

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