30 minute intermediate back workout with a resistance band at home

Here's everything you need to try our 30 minute intermediate back workout with a resistance band at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Single Arm Plank
  • Pike Press Up
  • Circuit 2
  • Press Up with Shoulder Tap
  • Bear Crawl Hold

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Single Arm Plank

Complete 20 seconds

The single arm plank is an excellent core exercise for more advanced individuals to develop their anterior core and resisting rotation capabilities.

Benefits of Single Arm Plank

The main benefit of the single arm plank is it’s ability to increase strength and endurance in the muscles of the core. It can also be good at developing the pictorial muscles.

How To Do Single Arm Plank

  1. Start in the top of press up position, with the core engaged and the feet at hips width apart.
  2. Put the hands underneath the shoulders, slightly narrower than the traditional press up position.
  3. Lift one hand off the floor and place it on the lower back. Make sure the elbow is locked (the arm straight) before lifting the hand off the floor.

Coaching Tips For Single Arm Plank

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm Plank correctly:

  • Slowly transfer weight to one arm
  • Keep hips high and in line with the shoulders.

Pike Press Up

Complete 14 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Pike Press Up

Follow these cues to perform Pike Press Up correctly:

  • Create a tripod with your hands and head
  • Do no flare out elbows aggressivly
  • Move slowly with control.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Press Up with Shoulder Tap

Complete 9 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Press Up with Shoulder Tap

Follow these cues to perform Press Up with Shoulder Tap correctly:

  • Perform a press with feet in a wide stance
  • Slowly move one hand to the opposite shoulder
  • This is one repetition.

Bear Crawl Hold

Complete 30 seconds

The bear crawl hold is an excellent anterior core and also full body exercise. Using the exercise to develop the core musculature can be excellent for both the general public and athletic populations.

Benefits of Bear Crawl Hold

The primary benefit of the bear crawl hold is its development of the muscle in the anterior core. While secondarily it can help to develop upper body strength or endurance depending on the individual who is performing it.

How To Do Bear Crawl Hold

  1. Start with the hands, knees and toes on the floor, with the knees under the hips.
  2. Lift the hips so the knees are hovering just above the floor.
  3. Ensure the elbows are locked (arms are straight) and maintain the fixed position throughout the entire hold.

Coaching Tips For Bear Crawl Hold

Follow these cues to perform Bear Crawl Hold correctly:

  • Keep knees close to the floor, back straight and hips and shoulders in line
  • Keep the knees under the hips.

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