We’ve all found ourselves in situations where our workout gets sidelined. Maybe you’re stuck in a hotel room for a work trip, your beach vacation got rained out, or a missed flight leaves you in the airport for entirely too long. It’s a complete pain, especially if you’re not into bodyweight exercises. You may spend hours watching bad daytime TV or scarfing airport food, which will ultimately lead to remorse and wasted calories.
By packing just a resistance band, you can discretely complete a full strength program. Convinced? Purchase the appropriate band for your fitness level and estimated workout plan. Pack it in your suitcase and you can work out in a pinch.
You may have thought you left the weighted squat back at the gym, but this killer exercise is one of the top ways to burn calories and keep your quads, calves, glutes, and lower back in tip-top shape. Stand on the band with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width. Holding a handle in each hand, bring the top of the band over each shoulder. Lower yourself straight down into a deep squat, keeping your chest up and your abdominals tight. Align your knees out over your toes before rising back up to the starting position. Complete eight to 12 repetitions for three total sets.