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Convenient Workouts Anywhere: Cubii + TheraBand CLX

Convenient Workouts Anywhere: Cubii + TheraBand CLX

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Ready for a workout that you can perform at home or in your office? All you need is the Cubii, an incredibly versatile tool for rehabilitation or workouts. The design allows for a low-impact pedal movement while having enough clearance for use under a desk or table.

Choose from eight resistance levels. You can start low and increase the resistance as you progress. For an added challenge and better results, you can include a TheraBand CLX resistance band to your Cubii workout.

Get started by following along with this video or the program outlined below for a great Cubii and CLX band workout.

Part 1: Warm Up
Part 2: Increase the Intensity
Part 3: Add a TheraBand CLX Resistance Band
Part 4: Resistance Band Only
Part 5: Cool Down

Part 1: Warm Up

Each exercise should be:

  • 20 seconds each
  • Cubii resistance 6-7

Reach and Bow

  • Reach & Bow
    • Knob 6-7
    • Pedal normal with medium/heavy resistance
    • Reach up above your head
    • Crunch your chest towards your knees and bring your arms down and behind your back

Toes Turned Out

  • Toes Turned Out
    • Knob 6-7
    • Walk toes to the side of the Cubii so that the toes are turned out
    • Continue to pedal at a comfortable rate

Toes Turned i

  • Toes Turned In
    • Knob 6-7
    • Walk toes to the middle of the Cubii so that the toes are turned in
    • Continue to pedal at a comfortable rate
  • Toes Turned Out
    • Repeat the toes turned out exercise
  • Toes Turned In
    • Repeat the toes turned in exercise

Backwards

  • Backwards
    • Knob 6-7
    • Move feet back to parallel, slow down your pedal, start pedalling backwards
  • Toes Turned Out
    • Repeat the toes turned out exercise
  • Toes Turned In
    • Repeat the toes turned in exercise
  • Reach & Bow
    • Repeat the reach & bow exercise

Elbow Reach

  • Elbow Reach
    • Bring your hands to your shoulder, reach your elbows to the ceiling, bring your elbows down past your back

Part 2: Increase the Intensity

Each exercise should be:

  • 20 seconds each
  • Cubii resistance 7-8 or whatever feels like a heavy load

Forward Lean

  • Forward Lean
    • Pedal forward
    • Hold the back of your chair and lean forward to push into the load

Backwards Lean

  • Backwards Lean
    • Still holding your chair, lean back on your chair as much as you can and pedal with pressure from your heels

High Heels

  • High Heels
    • Pedal with your toes while holding your heel above your Cubii

High toes

  • High Toes
    • Walk your heels up high on the Cubii and pedal with them while holding your toes in the air
  • High Heels
    • Repeat the high heels exercise
  • Elbow Reach
    • Repeat the elbow reach exercise

Drums

  • Drums
    • Pedal parallel with your feet flat air drumming, side to side

Part 3: Add a TheraBand CLX Resistance Band

Each exercise should be:

Shoulder Pull Apart

  • Shoulder Pull Apart
    • Pedal forward
    • Hold the band above your head about shoulder with apart
    • Pull your hands apart and in line with your chest

External Rotation

  • External Rotation
    • Pedal forward
    • Hold the band with your palms facing the ceiling and your thumbs on the outside
    • Position your arms on your side and hands in front of you
    • Rotate your hands to the sides of your body

Flips Hands Up

  • Flip Hands Up
    • Pedal forward
    • Hold the band with your palms facing the ground and your thumbs on the inside
    • Position your hands chest high, out in front of you
    • Flip your hands up and over your head

Hand On Heart Press

  • Hand on Heart Press
    • Pedal forward
    • Hold your left hand in a loop and on your heart, and your right hand in the next loop to the right of your chest
    • Push your right hand down around your hip and come back to your chest
    • After 30 seconds switch sides

Fly

  • Fly
    • Pedal forward
    • Put the center of the band behind you, between your lower back and chair
    • Put each hand in a loop and hold you arms out wide
    • Rotate your arms until they meet together in front of you

Punches

  • Punches
    • Pedal forward
    • Keep the band behind you
    • Punch forward, switching off between hands

Double Punches

  • Double Punches
    • Pedal forward
    • Continue the same punching motion
    • Punch in a sequence of: right, left, right, right, left, right, left, left
  • Punches
    • Repeat the punches exercise
  • Fly
    • Repeat the fly exercise

Part 4: Resistance Band Only

Each exercise should be:

Squats

  • Squats
    • Stand up while straddling the Cubii (or step away from the Cubii for a narrow squat if you prefer)
    • Squat down, bringing your bottom to or around your chair
    • Make sure to count three seconds between standing up and the bottom of your squat

Standing Pulls

  • Standing Pulls
    • Put the band through the handle of the Cubii
    • Hold both sides of the band your left hand
    • Put your right foot forward and rest your right hand on your right thigh
    • Pull up on the band until your hand is around your chest

Tricep Kickbacks

  • Tricep Kickbacks
    • Put the band through the handle of the Cubii
    • Hold a side of the band in each hand
    • Put your right foot forward and rest your right hand on your right thigh
    • Keeping your elbow still, rotate your left hand from your chest to your hip
  • Squats
    • Repeat the squats exercise
  • Standing Pulls (Other Hand)
    • Repeat the standing pulls exercise using your other hand
  • Tricep Kickbacks (Other Hand)
    • Repeat the tricep kickbacks exercise using your other hand
  • Squats
    • Repeat the squats exercise

Part 5: Cool Down

Each exercise should be:

  • 15 seconds each
  • Cubii Resistance 2

Reach Up

  • Reach Up
    • Pedal forward
    • Take a deep breath in as you lift your hands in front of you and to the ceiling
    • Exhale has you move your hands out to the side and down towards the floor

Calf Stretch

  • Calf Stretch
    • Stop pedaling
    • Extend one foot to the top of the Cubii and put the back of your heel on it
    • Lean forward

Point and Flex

  • Point & Flex
    • Without Pedaling
    • Without moving your heel, extend your toes up to the ceiling and then out, away from you
  • Calf Stretch
    • Repeat the calf stretch exercise
  • Calf Stretch (Other Foot)
    • Repeat the calf stretch exercise using your other foot
  • Point & Flex (Other Foot)
    • Repeat the point and flex exercise using your other foot
  • Calf Stretch (Other Foot)
    • Repeat the calf stretch exercise using your other foot

Inner Thigh Stretch

  • Inner Thigh Stretch
    • Position one foot to the side of you with your heels on the ground and toes pointing upwards
    • Lean forward

Back Stretch

  • Back Stretch
    • Sit sideways on the chair
    • Hold the back of the chair with your hands and twist towards the back

Hip Flexor Stretch

  • Hip Flexor Stretch
    • Sit sideways on the chair
    • Hold the back of the chair with your inside arm
    • Hold your outside leg to your side and behind you
    • Reach your outside arm up
  • Inner Thigh Stretch (Other Leg)
    • Repeat the inner thigh stretch exercise using your other leg
  • Back Stretch (Other Side)
    • Repeat the back stretch exercise on your other side
  • Hip Flexor Stretch (Other Leg)
    • Repeat the hip flexor stretch exercise using your other leg

As you get more comfortable with these exercises, you can increase resistance or exercise time. If you are using the Cubii for rehabilitation, make sure to talk to a healthcare professional before you make any major modifications or if any of these motions give you pain.

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