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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Travel Workout - The only workout you’ll regret is the one you didn’t do.

In one of my recent travels, the hotel I stayed at did not have a work out facility.  To start my day, I typically do a variation of weights and cardio.  Through some trial and error, I found a routine that would cover the following in less than 30 minutes:
  • Front and Back of Legs
  • Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
  • Abs and Lower Back
The work out consisted of a warm up and then circuit training of a series of four different exercises.  The warm up consists of the following and are done one right after another without breaks:

25 Jumping Jacks
15 Squats
10 Push Ups
10 Leg lunges on each leg
10 Hip raises
25 Jumping Jacks

Next, complete a 15-20 minute circuit of a series of four workout routines.  Continue to repeat the four workouts until the time is up.  The following was the routine I used:
  • 20 body weight squats using a chair
  • 15 incline push ups using the edge of a desk
  • 10 one arm row utilizing luggage as weight
  • 10 reverse crunches
Repeat for 15-20 minutes.

I found this routine to create a great workout to start the day off.  It is also portable for travels.  Posting out on the blog to share with others and have as a quick reference point.