Plié Heel Lifts
"This exercise is a great warmup that helps you activate your glutes and core," Rachel told POPSUGAR. "And it helps you connect to your body to allow you to work out with an effective form-focused approach."
- Wrapping the ends of the band tightly around your hands, extend your arms in front to form a triangle shape with the body. Make sure there is always resistance on the band.
- Stand in a wide second position with feet and lower body to a plié (toes turned out and feet slightly wider then hips).
- Lift band up above head and lift heels to a balance. Lower down together. This completes one rep of heel lifts.
- Complete 20 heel lifts, then hold plié position with heels flat and pulse legs 20 times.