Upper Body Resistance Band Workout for Hotels and Travel
Maybe you travel frequently for work, or perhaps you’re getting ready to head off for a much-needed vacation. You want to stay in shape, but travel has a way of throwing a wrench into your plans and routines, doesn’t it?
Hotel gyms are often nothing more than two treadmills and some multipurpose machine that appears to be from the 80’s. Local gyms are hard to come by when visiting friends or family, and your work travel keeps you in meetings all day, leaving you with about 20 minutes to squeeze in a workout before bed.
Wherever your travel takes you, it can require some creativity to maintain some sort of fitness regime. That’s why resistance bands are a necessity!
Obviously you aren’t going to pack dumbbells in your suitcase, but a small set of resistance bands is lightweight and compact so it will get the job done without heavy weights.
While taking one band with you is good, a set is much better. This allows for a variety of resistance levels, so you can use one for stronger muscles like your back, and lighter ones for small muscles like biceps.
The ProSource Stackable Resistance Bands sets are ideal because bands can be clipped together for a wide variety of resistance levels. You also get an ankle strap and door anchor, making it possible to workout all muscle groups as long as you have a door. It even comes in a carrying bag to keep everything nice and organized in your suitcase. Heck, you can even put them in your carry-on so when a flight gets delayed, you can squeeze in a mini workout session in the terminal! (Just find a less crowded spot to avoid lots of weird looks).
Possibilities are endless with resistance bands, so to get you started, here are nine resistance band exercises for your upper body.
9 Upper Body Resistance Bands Exercises
*To use the door anchor: Insert band through the door anchor loop. Slip the end with the anchor through slit in an open door where hinges are, then close door all the way shut.