Don't Let Travel Throw Off Your Workout Schedule... Try This At The Hotel
One of the most important aspects of maintaining your best shape is to workout consistently and stay on some type of schedule. Unfortunately, life throws obstacles at us every day and it can sometimes be difficult to stay on track.
Travel is a known obstacle that takes us out of our normal daily schedules and puts us in different environments that may not be set up for us to do our usual workouts. However, if you truly want to get some work done, there are ways to do so... especially if you have some dumbbells.
Men's Fitness asked fitness trainer Tim McComsey, NASM, to show everyone a simple total-body dumbbell workout that can be done anywhere.
Here's the workout:
Perform the entire circuit for three to five rounds. Rest anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute in between rounds.
Exercise 1: Dumbbell Row to Shoulder Press
With two dumbbells at your side, slightly bend forward at the hips. Pull the dumbbells up while squeezing your shoulder blades together. Lift the dumbbells up to your shoulders and press overhead.
Exercise 2: Dumbbell Squat to Lateral Raise
While holding two dumbbells at your side with your feet slighty wider than shoulders-width, sit back into a squat position. When your quads/thighs are nearly parallel with the ground, drive upwards while raising the dumbbells to your sides.
Exercise 3: Rear Delt Row to Deadlift
Hold two dumbbells at your side with your palms facing inward. Bent forward at the hips, raise your elbows up, then return to the start position while keeping your back straight and head forward. After completion of the delt row, stand up straight (deadlift) then return back to the row position.
Exercise 4: Push Ups
Place your hands at shoulder width with your back straight and core braced. Lower yourself slowly and explode upwards.
Exercise 5: Mountain Climbers
While in the push up position with your core braced, alternate bringing each knee towards your chest as rapidly as possible.
Watch the video below to see the exercises performed properly.
via Men's Fitness