45 minute intermediate upper body workout with a resistance band

Here's everything you need to try our 45 minute intermediate upper body workout with a resistance band. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

45 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
01/04/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Pike Press Up
  • Circuit 2
  • Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl
  • Lateral Press Ups
  • Circuit 3
  • Feet Elevated Press Up
  • Diamond Press Ups

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

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.

Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl

Complete 5 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl

Follow these cues to perform Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl correctly:

  • Try and stay as stable as possible throughout with as little movement as possible.

Lateral Press Ups

Complete 5 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Lateral Press Ups

Follow these cues to perform Lateral Press Ups correctly:

  • Move slowly between the different press up positions
  • One rep includes three press ups
  • Keep the hips high and core tight throughout.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Feet Elevated Press Up

Complete 10 repetitions

The feet elevated press up is one of the best horizontal pressing variations you can do without equipment. If your an advanced individual that can’t get access to weights you will want this in your tool kit for home or holiday training.

Benefits of Feet Elevated Press Up

The main benefit of this exercise is gaining strength in the horizontal pull variation. Depending on the strength of the person performing it, it can also be used for muscular endurance.

How To Do Feet Elevated Press Up

  1. Start with the feet firmly planted and ensure the bench or chair isn’t going to move when you start performing the exercise.
  2. Create a strong core when the arms are straight at the top of the movement.
  3. Move the chest towards the floor, creating an arrow like shape with the elbows and head.
  4. Once the chin gets to the floor press into the floor and lift yourself up.
  5. Fully finish the press up movement and extend the arms completely.

Coaching Tips For Feet Elevated Press Up

Follow these cues to perform Feet Elevated Press Up correctly:

  • Make sure hands are underneath shoulders
  • Keep hips in line with shoulders
  • Do not touch chest to the floor.

Diamond Press Ups

Complete 10 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Diamond Press Ups

Follow these cues to perform Diamond Press Ups correctly:

  • Keep the hips high and core tight throughout
  • If these cause any discomfort in your elbows swap the exercise.

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