When you’re on vacation, finding a decent spot to sweat should be the least of your concerns. There are tons of hotel room routines to get you moving, but if you don’t want to get down and dirty on that questionable carpet for a core crusher, there are moves that you can do on your feet.
- Hinge at the hips to bend down, raising one leg straight behind you. While balancing on the planted leg, row one arm and then the other, keeping your spine straight. Repeat for time (30 to 45 seconds), then switch legs.
Standing Leg Raises
- Reach your arms overhead. Kick up one leg, keeping it totally straight, as you crunch down to touch your toe with both hands. Repeat on the other side, then alternate for 30 to 45 seconds.
Squat + Knee-Up Twist
- Perform a basic body weight squat. As you come up to standing, bring your opposite knee and elbow together to target the obliques. Repeat on the other side, then alternate for 30 to 45 seconds.
Run through the circuit three times, resting for 1 minute between each full repetition. Atkins recommends adding this routine to your dynamic warm-up on full body days, as a quick cardio push on days you’re traveling, or even at the end of your workout as a finisher.
By Brett Williams