6 Bodyweight Exercises to Stay Fit Even Without the Gym
So you are on vacation or traveling, but you want to stick to your fitness plan? Take these six sensational bodyweight exercises with you to your Airbnb, hotel, or any place where you are short on equipment and need to sweat!
If you are low on time and have been sitting a while, you need to get it in gear with these movements, but there are a few things that you will need:
👉 Your Skinny Bunny Tea
👉 Enthusiasm for sticking to your plan even while traveling
👉 And your glowing self!
Turn your head as if you are looking left, then turn back to the right to warm up that stiff neck.
Get the arms in gear. Starting with palms turned toward your body, lift your arms until you form a ‘T’; then return them to your sides. Perform the same movement with arms in front of your body and palms facing the top of your thighs.
Bend your arms at the elbow like you are signaling a perfect field goal and then press them up overhead for 10 to 12 repetitions. Finish off your heating -up with some jumping jacks to get the blood flowing.
With your feet shoulder-width apart and your back flat, soften those knees, push your hips back and lower your tush until it is parallel with the floor, keeping your heels flush with the ground. Return to standing, and then repeat this movement for three sets of 10 repetitions.
Make it more challenging by doing these to a three-count tempo as you lower yourself towards a seated position.
Start with the same feet position of a squat, and then shift your weight onto one leg. Reach back with the opposite leg and lower your hips towards the floor. Return that back leg to the starting position as you move back to standing. Repeat this movement, alternating sides and completing ten repetitions on each leg.
I know that burpees sound dreadful but they will help you trim inches and keep your heart strong. Begin with a half squat, then kick back into a pushup position, and return to standing.
Turn up the heat on these by lowering your chest to the floor once you reach the pushup position and recover as you usually would back to standing.
Seated Knee Tucks
While balancing on your bottom on a stool or ottoman, keep your core tight and lean back slightly as you extend your legs in front. Draw your knees up toward your chest for a crunch movement and repeat to the extended position. Ten reps will activate your midsection.
Dynamic Knee Tuck
These are a supercharged version of our knee tuck exercise. From a normal standing position, jump and draw your knees toward your chest to fire up your abs. The dynamic effect of this movement means torching calories fast!
Begin kneeling or with your chest flat to the ground. Place your hands in front of your shoulders and press up through the floor. Remember to keep your elbows close to your body and keep your back straight.
If you want a more advanced challenge, place your feet on an elevated surface like a chair or a bed.
Take your fitness by the horns and make it work for you, even when you are on vacation or just short on time and gym equipment. Grab your Skinny Bunny Tea to fuel your workouts and recover better. Take your fitness journey to the next level. Get Skinny.