Over the years, I have often found myself in a situation where I am motivated to workout, but I don’t have access to a gym. Instead of skipping the workout all together, or doing a few haphazard sets of pushups and sit-ups, I decided to pack a resistance band with me wherever I went. That way, I always knew I could get a solid workout in, and at the very least maintain my conditioning. Although there are lots of great bodyweight exercises that require zero equipment, a simple resistance band opens up hundreds of new options.
The beauty of working out with a resistance band is that it is extremely portable: it’s lightweight, takes up little space in your luggage, and can give you a great workout on-the-go.
I have developed a quick resistance band routine that targets the entire body, and can be done in a hotel room, outdoors, or your living room. Consider this a maintenance workout. It is not going to build insane amounts of muscle, or shed pounds of body fat, but it will keep your results from slipping away, and help you break a sweat when you’d otherwise be making an excuse.
FULL-BODY RESISTANCE BAND WORKOUT
Perform the workout circuit-style, with no rest between exercises and 1-2 minute rest between each round of the circuit. Do 15-20 reps per exercise, and 3-4 rounds of the circuit.
Seated Two-Arm Resistance Band Row
Resistance Band Squat
Resistance Band Upright Row
Resistance Band One Arm Curl
Standing Unilateral Cable Row
Resistance Band Overhead Shoulder Press
Resistance Band Side Laterals
Standing Dual Cable Curl
How did you like it? Post in the comments section below to let me know what you think!