No more struggling with heavy doors. Make a graceful entrance – or exit – by doing this function training exercise regularly.
A strong woman doesn’t need a man to open doors for her. True Fitness master trainer Wendy Cho recommends doing this functional training exercise over a month to toughen up. Besides being able to open doors effortlessly, you’ll sport more sculpted arms and abs over time!
What’s functional training?
Functional training conditions our bodies to perform everyday activities more efficiently, and includes compound exercises or multi-joint movements that work several muscles or muscle groups at the same time. Not only do such exercises improve strength, they also enhance stability, coordination and range of motion. You become less prone to injury too.
Twice a week, do three to five sets of 12 reps, resting 15 seconds between each set.
You’ll need: A resistance band
Standing ab twist
Works arms and coreStand slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, with left foot on resistance band and right foot turned slightly outwards. Grip both handles of band at left side of body around hip height. Left wrist and right knuckles should face out [A]. Keeping arms straight, pull band up towards right [B].