We’ve hit week 4 of the Fit With Diabetes challenge and now it’s time to have fun with resistance training. I’m really excited about this since resistance training is my favorite kind of workout (as you could read in my post yesterday about how resistance training affects your blood sugar)
As we did with the cardio workouts, remember to test your blood sugar before and after the workouts and write it down so that you can learn how your blood sugars are affected by resistance training. You can use my blood sugar log sheet (PDF or Excel) to take notes or just a notepad.
Also, please remember that you may see an impact on your insulin sensitivity for 24-36 hours after your workout, so please be diligent with watching your blood sugars. If you aren’t used to resistance workouts, I really recommend you read my post from yesterday before you do the workout.
In today’s workout, I’ll be using resistance bands. And let me tell you, even if you have lifted for a while you can get a good workout in with these bad boys. I use the Limm bands and their X-Heavy band (the black band) provides me with enough resistance even for working my legs.
You can follow along in the video for a demonstration of the exercises. I suggest you do 3 rounds of 10-15 repetitions for each exercise.
Note of caution: Please remember to listen to your body. It OK that your muscles get tired but if it HURTS, stop immediately!
Now, let’s do this!!
(if you prefer to view the video on YouTube, you can do so here)
Banded hip bridges with abductions
One Arm Rows
Products used in the video
If you like any of the products you see in this video, you can buy them here:
Resistance bands: Limm bands
Top: The Fitness tee co
Pants: Victoria Secret Sport
Heart rate monitor: Polar A360 Fitness Tracker
Workout glove: G-loves Karma Chameleon