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The Resistance Band Workout Victoria's Secret Models Do While Traveling

Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes love weights, battle ropes, and medicine balls as much as the next Victoria's Secret Angel, but they're also game to improvise. (See their Starbucks exercise!) So it comes as no surprise that the two recently posted a smart do-anywhere resistance band workout from the beach. In a recent Instagram story, Skriver demonstrated an upper-body circuit training workout using a resistance band wrapped around a palm tree trunk.

Consider this reason #10,462,956 that the resistance band is a must-pack for trips—but it comes in handy at-home too. Give this routine a try even if you're just trying to avoid gym crowds or want a sequence that hits your biceps, triceps, shoulders, and obliques. Find a tree (or a pole), grab a resistance band with handles, and power through three sets of the following exercises. (Related: The Best Total-Body Exercises to Try with Every Kind of Resistance Band)

Shoulder Press

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Stand facing away from tree or stable object, with one foot forward, knees slightly bent. Grab both handles and start with elbows drawn back, hands by armpits. Press handles forward to straighten elbows. Slowly and with control, draw elbows back to starting position. Do 20 reps.

Alternating Shoulder Press

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Stand facing away from tree or stable object with one foot forward, knees slightly bent. Grab both handles and start with elbows drawn back, hands by armpits. Press right arm forward to straighten elbow. Bend arm and draw elbow back to starting position with control. Press left arm forward to straighten elbow. Bend and draw left elbow back to return to starting position. Continue alternating sides. Do 20 reps.

Triceps Extension

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Stand facing away from tree or stable object, with one foot forward, knees slightly bent. Grab both handles behind head with elbows bent. Push through the resistance to straighten elbows and bring handles forward. Slowly with control, bend elbows and draw hands back to starting position. Do 20 reps.

Resistance Band Row

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Stand facing tree or stable object, knees slightly bent. Grab both handles. Begin with arms stretched straight. Squeeze shoulder blades to draw elbows back, bringing handles near armpits. Slowly with control, straighten arms while bringing handles forward to return to starting position. Do 20 reps.

Alternating Row

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Stand facing tree or stable object, knees slightly bent. Grab both handles. Begin with arms stretched straight. Draw right elbow backward to bring handle to armpit. Slowly straighten right elbow to bring handle forward to starting position. Repeat on opposite side, drawing left elbow back, then slowly straightening arm to come to starting position. Continue alternating sides. Do 20 reps.

Obliques Power Twist On Right

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Stand with left side of body facing tree or stable object, holding both handles together away from body toward the object, elbows slightly bent. Use core to rotate torso 180 degrees to the right, drawing handles away from object. Slowly rotate torso to left to return to starting position. Do 20 reps.

Obliques Power Twist On Left

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Stand with right side of body facing tree or stable object, holding both handles together away from body toward the object, elbows slightly bent. Use core to rotate torso 180 degrees to the left, drawing handles away from object. Slowly rotate torso to right to return to starting position. Do 20 reps.

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