Have you mastered the art of the resistance band butt workout yet? If you haven't, fear not. London-based personal trainer Christina Okenla teamed up with My Imperfect Life to host a special virtual class, coaching us through the best and most effective way to incorporate the popular fitness tool into your at-home workouts.
The first thing you’ll need to do is make sure you’ve got a resistance band. With so many on offer, it can be hard to find the right one for you, which is why we've got a helpful guide to shop the best resistance bands for women. The idea behind these is to help you build muscle, so when picking yours, you’ll need to make sure you select the right tension level for you. Most brands offer light, medium, heavy and very heavy tension levels, so if you're a newbie, it's best to start with the lightest and work your way up.
A resistance band butt workout for a serious booty boost
Resistance bands are a great alternative to kettlebells, dumbbells and any other equipment that takes up a lot of space when working out from home.
In the 46-minute video workout—which includes a warm up and cool down—Christina Okenla walks us through a resistance band butt workout that effectively works both your glutes and legs. From squats and lunges to glute bridges and fire hydrants, these moves can be done with or without a band. However, adding a band increases the intensity, building more muscle and helping you achieve better results.
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Finding new ways to increase the intensity of our home workouts over the past few months has allowed us to experiment with resistance bands. While their popularity has been on the rise for years, especially with the influx of gym classes using resistance bands, they’ve become more popular than ever during the pandemic. Virtual personal trainers such as Christina Okenla and other fitness influencers have played a huge part in this, demonstrating how to use resistance bands for both beginners and those of us who are more familiar with them.
If you enjoyed the workout and would like similar virtual sessions on a regular basis, you can subscribe to Christina's @bodiedbyXO Squad, a fitness membership community she has created to host her daily Instagram Live workouts.
Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty. She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.
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