You work hard in the gym to look great for all sorts of summer activities. But what can you do when you're on the road with no gym? Can't let excuses keep you away from keeping up with your fitness.
Working out on the road is equally as important as working out for that trip you're taking this summer. You'll have to maintain your strength to bring your A-game to the party, look great for that person your interested in, and make your mood all that much better when you're away. All it takes is 20min to keep your fitness up, and these small body weight exercises can be done in your room, or on the beach.
20min in total
Use the pavement or a treadmill, or simply run in place. A steady, brisk jogging pace will raise your body temperature, priming your heart and muscles for the work to follow.
Stop to rest if you have to. Just let the clock keep ticking.
3. 30-second sprints
6 reps, resting 45 seconds after each
Stop to rest if you have to, as with the pushups.
5. Supine jackknifes
Lie flat on your back and raise your legs straight up so they form an L with your torso. Now "crunch" to lift your shoulder blades off the floor while extending your arms toward your toes. This is the starting position. Keep your legs straight as you lower them to 6 inches off the ground and then raise them again, always pausing for a one-or two-count at the top of each rep.
4 1/2 minutes
It's the final round of a fight. The decision hangs in the balance. That's your pace.
Kyle Smith is a Pro-Elite Personal Trainer at Worldhealth Jasper Ave in Edmonton.
PTS, Can-Fit-Pro, Post Rehab Specialist