The Traveling Gym…..

I think one of the biggest hurdles we face in our life of fitness, is that you have to be at a gym in order to get a good workout ….. WRONG!

Here are the top five exercises that will leave you looking and feeling great and you don’t even have to leave your living room to do them!

Now you don’t have to feel like you have fallen off the wagon when you travel this holiday season!

#1 Burpees– a recent study done by doctors and fitness professionals proved that the burpee was the best exercise for your total body. If you don’t know what a burpee is here is a quick video explaining the movement…..

#2 Pushups – Similar to the burpee this is a great way to get your abs, arms, and some cardio in the process. If it is too difficult to do this off  your knee bring your knees to the ground. Make sure that your head stays neutral, keep your core tight, and hit that chest to the floor.

#3 The Squat – These are great for the butt and thighs and you can do them while watching your favorite show on t.v. Keep the feet hip width apart toes slightly pointed out. Push that butt back so your weight is in your heels and lower your butt below parallel. If you get a good pace going these are great cardio movement as well.

#4 The sit-up – Lye flat on your back knees bent Bring your chest to your knees and then lower your self down till your shoulder blades hit the ground and repeat. Do a 50 to 100 a day and watch those abs get tight!

#5 The Mountain Climber – Similar to the pushup these are not only great for your arms, abs, and legs,  they leave you feeling completely out of breath!

Now that you have the tools to not only have a kick-butt workout but you don’t even have to leave your bedroom to accomplish them!

Here are 3 combinations to use that utilize the above exercises and keep you on track with your health and fitness goals.

#1 50 Burpees and 150 situps for time. 

#2 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 Squats, pushups, 2ct mountain climbers (each leg counts as 1).

#3 10-1 burpees, squats, situps, mountain climbers

 

The O-Board Says…

“The Santa Clause”
For time:
25 Snatches 95#/65#
25 Air squats
25 Narrow hands push ups w/ release
25 Thrusters 95#/65#
25 AB rollers (evil wheels)
25 Cleans 95#/65#
25  Lunges (2ct)
25 Air squats
25 Up downs (burpees)
25 Sit up to stands

Posted by: Annie