No matter where you are, don't take a vacation from exercise. With a single piece of equipment—a resistance band—you can get a full workout. Personal trainer Andrea Metcalf says resistance bands offer a portable, lightweight option to toss into your suitcase and stay fit while on the road...or to incorporate into your daily routine at home.
Here are six effective but simple exercises to try with your resistance band.
Start with the band in front at shoulder height. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and, arms straightened, pull wide. Hold for 2 to 3 seconds. Perform 12-15 reps. This exercise works your upper back and back of the shoulder.