Written by Princella Talley as seen in OceanSplash.
As the world geared up for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, competitive spirits were high, but so was the admiration for the beautiful faces and enviably toned bodies of the participating athletes, motivating onlookers around the globe to work harder to achieve their body goals.
Everyone has their go-to workout regimen that keeps them in optimal health and looking their best. Regardless of the level of dedication, there are always things that could easily disrupt a familiar exercise routine – and one of those things is traveling. However, there’s no need to sacrifice fitness for the joys of travel and you don’t have to cut into the fun of your trip by taking inconvenient workout habits with you. With sheer motivation and using your body weight as resistance, these three workouts won’t require much time, space or a trip to the gym.
Burpees aren’t the easiest, but they are definitely one of the best workouts for your entire body, no matter where you are. It’s guaranteed that you’ll feel the burn and see results with this routine. Beginning in a low squat pose, place your hands on the floor and kick off into a push-up stance. Do a push-up, then return to the starting position. Be sure to jump as high as you can before returning to your squat! Do 12 repetitions.
Plank to Push-up
Keep your belly flat and your upper body sculpted with the plank to push-up exercise. While in the plank position on your elbows, transition into the pose to do a push-up with your hands planted flat on the ground.
Be sure to execute proper form by keeping your back straight and your core tight. Next, return each arm to the original plank position one at a time. Repeat for 15 to 30 reps.
A gym may not be readily available to you during your travels, but we know a piece of equipment that tends to always be nearby – a chair. With the support of a chair, chair dips will keep your arms sleek and sculpted by engaging the triceps. Execute this move with your hands on the edge of your seat and your feet flat, slowly lowering your body towards the ground. Note that your elbows should be at a 90 degree angle when lowered, and don’t lock your elbows on the way back up. 10-15 reps of this should suffice.
Bonus: Walking is a tried-and-true way to cut calories and get some cardio in. With proper planning, explore the city and take in the sights by walking briskly to nearby destinations.
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