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What are good exercises for upper back which you can preform in the hotel room?

I only have my bodyweight and that's it. Also, I'm not very keen to test the strength of the various hotel's bars/rods by preforming pull-ups / chin-ups on them.

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Take a towel, wrap it around the doorknob, do "rows", or put it on the door (from the top) and close the door, do "rows". I think Ross Enamait has some more ideas, check his website. – VPeric Aug 19 '12 at 10:00

There's two products I would recommend (I hate to push a product, but these are relatively cheap and effective):

  • - a set of exercise cards developed by a Navy Seal with the idea of working out in a limited space. The basic set will keep you busy and provide a full body workout and they also expanded their products...
  • - a rubber band system with interchangeable bands for resistance. Not as cheap, but gives resistance training via a very easy to carry case.

Specific for the back, I would agree with VPeric - using a towel on doorknobs, I would also recommend looking at Ross Enimait's homemade isometric tool/workout: Isometrics are VERY effective and with this device there's a wide range of back exercises (specific to your question) that you can do.

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