14 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do on Vacation

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Photograph by Men’s Health

Pack this handy piece of equipment the next time you’re headed out of town

If you’re not using resistance bands in your current training program you are missing out.

They come in a variety of lengths, types, and styles to change up your workout program and some add resistance and variation into your workout program. (Don’t have any bands lying around? We like these from Rubberbanditz.)

A major benefit for using bands is their ability to transport easily. They roll up so small that it’s easy to take multiple sizes with you wherever you go, and are trainer Sean Garner’s go-to exercise tool of choice when traveling.

Directions: Go though the entire circuit below—and in the video above—with little to no rest between exercises. After one round, rest 60 seconds then repeat 3 to 5 rounds.

  1. Good Morning (8 reps)
  2. Bent-over row (10 reps)
  3. Standing shoulder press (8 reps)
  4. Banded glute bridge (8 reps)
  5. Banded lateral walk (8 reps)
  6. Split squat (10 reps)
  7. Front shoulder raise (8 reps)
  8. Banded pushup (10 reps)
  9. Banded squat (10 reps)
  10. Triceps extension (10 reps)
  11. Hammer curls (10 reps)
  12. Banded squat jump (10 reps)
  13. Reverse fly (8 reps)
  14. Banded chest press (10 reps)

You can keep track of your time so you have something to compare it to the next time you go out of town.

So the next time you pack your bags, make sure to include these handy bands, and kiss the the “I was on vacation and couldn’t workout” excuse goodbye.

(If you’re looking for other workouts you can do on-the-go, check out Metashred Extreme from Men’s Health.)

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