I was in Las Vegas recently for the meeting of the minds with the top fitness pros in the US and Canada. I had four fellow Canadians here and we really enjoyed the LV weather and sights. Vegas is really such an unbelievable place. It’s like a total sensory overload on the strip.
We were in the conference from 9-5 for days, but we did get a chance to go for sushi and walk the strip. Good thing I was with good friends that tend to take me by the hand and drag me along as I feel like I’m a kid with big eyes and my jaw hanging open. Just so much to take in, and that’s just the lights, sounds and crazy peeps. We stopped at the Bellagio fountain and took that in for awhile, amazing.
When I travel I often need a quick hotel workout. I thought I’d share it with you as I know you may face a similar challenge if you travel or if you’re short on time. Sorry no video or pictures as I had no one to take pictures.
As some of you know, I’ve been challenged to do 200 push ups a day, so I thought that I’d incorporate this into my mini hotel workout. By the way, I encourage you to take on a physical challenge such as this 200 push up/day challenge. It doesn’t matter what the challenge is, remember I’m a sort of ‘over the top’ type person when it comes to training so you may not want to try my challenge. Choose something that’s tough for you but doable and do it daily. Honestly it’s sometimes more about mental toughness than the physical challenge at times. (Like the time I was about to hop into bed when I realized I forgot to do my push ups that day. So, I had to do them before sleeping.)
Back to the workout:
4 sets, (not timed):
50 push ups (or to failure, get as many as you can)
50 knee ins
25 squat jumps
25 lateral lunges
Rest one minute and repeat
That’s it. See how easy it is to throw a workout together with nothing?
The main thing with training is really 1% knowledge, or knowing what to do, and 99% effort-just doing it!
Okay, so this wasn’t the craziest of challenges you’ve seen me do, but the truth is, I can’t do those ridiculous challenges every day. I need a training base and I can’t get that if I don’t put in the time daily. Sometimes the day is just a bit too crazy to get to the gym the way I’d like, so I just make something up on the spot. You can do the same.