Resistance Band & Body Weight Travel Workout

Resistance Band & Body Weight Travel Workout

I’ve been on the road quite a bit lately … almost every other weekend it seems for the last couple of months … and as I look at the calendar, I’m travelling at least a few days a month for the rest of the year.

What I’m starting to realize first hand is that when you’re on the road, it can be tough to stick with a consistent and regular workout plan!  Lack of time and lack of available equipment are very real obstacles in getting solid workouts when you’re out of town.  But I’ve recently discovered an amazing solution …

A little over a month ago at a workshop I attended, Dave Schmitz, aka “The Band Man”, took us through an AMAZING boot camp workout using continuously looped resistance bands. I’d never really been a huge fan of standard resistance bands for a lot of reasons … the biggest one being that they’re hard to find with enough resistance to really challenge you if you’re decently strong. But these puppies get as heavy as you like – all the way up to 200+ pounds of resistance …

Plus, continuously looped bands are PERFECT for situations like big group training and working out on the road.  They’re light weight and take up little space.  Even another huge benefit is that they give you the ability to do pulls anywhere, a typical problem with body weight – only training.

Nowadays, my “weapons of choice” for travel workouts are resistance bands and body weight training.  Throw in interval runs and you’ve literally got everything you need to stay on track, and even make continued progress towards your fitness goals.

If you’re frequently on the road and are having trouble keeping up with your workouts, you should give continuously looped resistance band training a try.  To get you started, I cooked up an AWESOME body weight and resistance band total body workout you can do anywhere in about 30 mins. I hope you enjoy it!

Resistance Band & Body Weight Travel Workout

Warm Up – 5 mins. joint mobility

Blog post on joint mobility w/ video: Joint Mobility Basics

PreHab Revolution program – COMPLETE joint mobility/workout prep solution: PreHab Revolution

Circuit 1 –

  • 12 resistance band deadlifts
  • 12 close grip push ups
  • 10 resistance band pull aparts
  • :45 plank hold

Take as little rest as possible, repeat 3x

Circuit 2 –

  • 10 resistance band split squats each leg
  • 10 inverted push ups
  • 12 resistance band upright rows
  • 15 cross crawls

Take as little rest as possible, repeat 3x

Finisher –

  • 3 sets of 15-20 reps, resistance band hammer curls, no rest between sets

Find descriptions/video demos of band exercises described above at Dave Schmitz’s YouTube Channel here: The “Band Man” on YouTube

Purchase bands, instructional books & DVD’s at great prices here: “The Band Man” Best Selling Products

If you’re on the road frequently and keeping up with your workout routine is a priority, the combination of resistance bands and body weight training is hard to beat. This workout is a great one to get you started “feeling the power” of resistance band training.

Train hard and talk soon!

Forest Vance, MS, CPT, RKC II, FNC

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