We are constantly told of the importance of muscle maintenance as we age, both in other to prevent osteoporosis and to aid weight control. I for my part want to be able to keep travelling and carrying my own suitcase for as long as possible, but I don’t necessarily want to stay in hotels with fitness rooms. So, other than by carting a suitcase around, and using water bottles as handweights, how to keep those biceps alive on very little floor space? I have discovered the use of exercise bands, also known as thera bands, dyna bands, flexi-bands, and workout resistance bands, and now keep one permanently in my suitcase. It weighs next to nothing, takes up no space, and the possibilities to keep those biceps and other muscles alive even on very little floor space are endless. Instructions can be found in places such as Youtube, or on DVDs at amazon.