Tone your upper body and burn more fat while you walk with this resistance band routine.
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Arm-Shaping Walk Hi! I’m Michele Stanten, Fitness Director of Prevention magazine. This is our arm-shaping workout. With this routine, you can tone your upper body while you walk. Simply grab an exercise band and go. We’re going to start with four minutes of easy walking to warm up. Put the band around your neck and just a nice, easy pace. After four minutes, pick up your pace to about a moderate speed and grab your exercise band. Bring it up over head, hands are wider than shoulder and let’s pull it down to chest tight bending those elbows and slowly bringing it back up. Pull it down squeezing those muscles in your back and release it. You want to do about 25 reps of this exercise and then drape the band around your neck and pick it up to a fast pace. After two minutes of fast walking, slow it down a bit and grab your exercise band for the next move. Bring the band around your upper back; hands are at your shoulders. You’re going to press the arms out in front of you crossing the wrist then circle and bringing them back in. Press them out crossing the opposite wrist on top each time, press will work in those chest muscles. And you’re going to do 25 reps of this exercise then bring that band around your neck and pick it back up to fast pace. After two minutes of walking, we’re going to grab that exercise band for the next move, bringing it down around your back, palms are up for this move; elbows are bent in to the sides. You’re going to extend the arms up to about shoulder height and lower it. This is our shoulder shaper. Working those nice shoulders to look good in sleeveless top and bringing it back. You want to do 25 reps of this move, drape that band around your neck and let’s take it to a fast pace. Keeping up that fast pace, we have the last exercise coming up. Grab your exercise band for triceps toner. Bring the band out in front, elbows bend at 90 degrees. You’re going to extend your arms, straightening them out to the side, hands moving away and then bend the elbows bringing it back in. Press it out keeping your upper arms steady and bring it back in. We’re working the triceps in the back of the upper arms. When you’ve completed 25 reps, bring the band around your neck and pick it up to a fast pace. This is your last session and when you completed two minutes of fast walking, you want to bring it down to a nice, easy pace for four minutes to cool down. For more workouts, go to Prevention.com.