Hotel Workout Series: 3 of 3
Check out the final of three blogs featuring a basic workout that can be completed in your own hotel room or like some of you have recognized even in your own home!
No equipment – no problem! Have some dumbbells… add some resistance to these same moves!
Once you are ready for the workout, set yourself a timer for 15 minutes and complete as many full circuits as possible in that time frame. Focus on the correct form for each repetition. Try to move from each exercise to the next without stopping.
*A full circuit is the completion of all 4 exercises below… this is often called a set as well. Each circuit can take between 2-3 minutes.. so complete as many circuits as you can in the total 15 minutes!
Let’s do this!
Jumping Squats: 25 reps – Standing and then sitting down to a squat position. Once at the bottom, using your arms for momentum jump up leaving the floor back to a standing position and into the next squat position.
Backward Lunges: 10 reps each side – Standing with legs shoulder width apart, take a deep step backward into a lunge position. Shift all of your weight to the back leg as you sit down into the lunge. The goal is to create two 90° angles with your legs. Want a challenge – add a pulse (up and down) when you get into the lunge position.
Core Side Bends: 10 reps each side – Standing tall with your feet together and arms straight/relaxed on each side. Move sideways, sliding the hand down the outside of the upper leg toward the knee. You should feel the core stretching on the opposite side and the core crunching on the moving side.
Spiderman Planks: 5 reps on each side – Holding yourself up in plank position, drive the left knee to the left elbow (while maintaining plank position) then pull it back and now drive the right knee to right elbow. Want a challenge – add a pushup after each side – left, right, pushup.