Skip Nav
Beginner Fitness Tips
An 8-Week Plan to Make You a Runner
Healthy Eating Tips
I Made These 3 Changes at Dinner and Started Losing Weight
Workouts
Trading Kettlebells For Wedding Bells: This Couple Got Married at the CrossFit Games

Exercise to Tone Thighs and Core Using an Exercise Band

Band It: Half Boat With Wings

If you're looking for a way to tone up your core and thighs, grab a resistance band and give this move a try. It may not seem like you're doing much, but after a few reps, you'll start to feel the burn.

For step-by-step instructions on how to do this exercise, keep reading.

  • Sit on the floor in a half boat position, balancing on your bum. Your feet should be together, and about one foot off the floor.
  • Wrap the band over your quads and under your hamstrings, forming an X with the band. Hold on to either end of the band, close enough that you feel some resistance.
  • Engage your abs and keep your back straight and chest lifted. Pull on the band as you push your legs out to the sides, then bring them back in. This counts as one rep. Adjust the band if you need more or less resistance.
  • Do three sets of 15 reps without lowering your legs.

Click here for more moves using a resistance band.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Mouzzer Mouzzer 6 years
Love this twist on the boat!! Excellent.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 6 years
Thanks, Fit. I'm always looking for new ways to use resistance bands so these really help.
What to Do After Spilling Liquid on a MacBook Keyboard
2 Pilates-Based Ab Exercises | Video
How to Make a Rainbow Smoothie
Cardio Strength-Training Exercises
Healthy Oatmeal Toppings | Video
Mario Batali's Tips For Cooking Like an Italian
How to Properly Clean Your Smartphone

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
X