Looking for a quick workout that you can do at home or while traveling?
I decided to train in my room while traveling recently because when I went to the fitness center I found three treadmills and a recumbent bike – nothing that interests me. I always wonder who’s job it is to equip hotel gyms. Really, why bother making my way to this crowded little area of useless (to me), when I had a chair and the same amount of space in the entrance to my room?
I can make a workout out of thin air and I always travel with my jump rope and timer. I was at a Fit Body Boot Camp meeting in California, I had a busy day of teaching and some filming for a video promotion ahead, so I knew the hotel workout would be all I could manage for the day.
The burpee was a no-show in this workout due to the fact that my hamstring is just starting to be on better terms with me. I got a little too much of a good thing when I was doing 50 burpees/day, I’ve had to back off for the last couple weeks. On another day, I’ll be sure to add burpees to the set.
Here’s the workout. I apologize for the fact that I’m headless for lots of it. I used a tripod since I was rooming alone and was in a rush to get to the meeting….
This workout had the following:
Jump rope (do burpees or jumping jacks if you don’t have a jump rope)
(Optional burpee set for extra credit!)
Bulgarian split squat (weak leg)
Bulgarian split squat (strong leg)
Repeat 4-6 times through.
I did 30 seconds of work with 5 seconds to transition to the next exercise.
If you don’t have a timer, do the following:
30 second count of pulsing squats
(optional 10 burpees for extra credit)
20 Bulgarian split squats
20 Bulgarian split squats
Take as little rest as possible between exercises and sets if you don’t have a timer.
My pal, Mike Whitfield has lots of similar workouts he calls ‘workout finishers’. Honestly, if you do a few of his finishers, even one when you’re pressed for time, your body will be ‘finished’.
Did I mention that Mike lost 100+ lbs doing these sorts of workouts? What I love about workout finishers is that they’re so simple to understand and set up, and so effective at fat burning.
Pretty cool stuff.
Don’t just look at this video, I hope you DO this workout when you’re traveling or when you’re stuck somewhere with a small space and a chair and a desire to burn a little fat….
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