Road Warrior Workout

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Question: I need an easy routine that I can do in a hotel room with no equipment. I travel frequently and it has been difficult to maintain any kind of fitness level on the road. Too many hotels advertise that they have fitness facilities but the reality is a treadmill and maybe a home version multi-station piece of equipment. What is a workout for the road?
Answer: Body-weight exercises are your sole choice but by arranging them in a sequence you can get a very effective workout. These simple exercises, when properly arranged produce a killer workout.
Start with your core exercise like crunches or if you secure your feet under the sofa in your room you can do sit-ups. Do a set of 15 and without a break, roll over on your stomach and pump out 10 push-ups.
Burpees, which are next, make things a little tougher. You may not be familiar with the term so let’s break the exercise down. You are in a push-up position. Keep your hands on the floor and quickly pull your feet in close to your hands and jump up reaching high as you can. When you land return to the push-up position and repeat the steps for 10 reps.
Your third exercise was 10 burpees and finish with a set of 15 squats.
Do this sequence as many times as you can for 20 minutes.
Another easy workout you could do to concentrate on abs would be to start by lying on your side with your body propped up on one elbow. Do a set of 10 hip lifts, roll over and repeat for the other side. Second, lie on your back and do a set of 40 bicycle crunches, that’s 20 on each leg. The last exercise requires you to hold on to your bed frame or couch frame while lying on your back with your arms above your head.
While you are holding securely to the furniture, lift your hips off of the floor for 15 reps. Repeat this abs only sequence for 15 minutes. Try not to sneeze for a couple of days after this one!
It can be a challenge to exercise on the road but it helps to combat jet lag if you are flying and relieves stress and fatigue from driving and being on the road. Be safe,
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

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