How to Get a Great Workout on Vacation
Summer is practically here which means vacations! You’ve spent or are spending a lot of time trying to get your body beach ready so you feel comfortable in swimwear. One of the critical questions is how do you stay motivated during the summer or how to get a great workout on vacation.
Most hotel gyms appear to be fairly inadequate. You usually end up with something that has a couple treadmills and maybe some dumbbells that go up to 25 and a bench.
"THERE ARE WAYS TO GET A GREAT WORKOUT ON VACATION WITHOUT A BUNCH OF COMPLICATED MOVEMENTS OR EQUIPMENT."
Last week if you trained with us we did 100’s week. This is a great way to maintain intensity and give yourself a great workout while on vacation or on your own while away from the gym.
Pick 4-5 exercises that aren’t super complex or focus on the same body part. For instance, if I chose push-ups as one of my movements I wouldn’t choose dips as another movement as one of my 4-5 exercises because of how much triceps and chest work you’ll be doing with push-ups.
Example exercises might be:
Quads-Body weight or goblet squats (if you can find a dumbbell)
Chest– Triceps and Shoulders-Push up or dips
Core-v-ups or full sit ups
Hamstrings and Glutes-Hip thrusts or towel resistant hamstring curl (need a partner to hold the towel around ankle to create resistance)
Back-It’s really hard to work your back when you don’t have some type of equipment. One movement you can do though is a row using a beach towel or bath towel.
- Simply loop the towel around something sturdy that can support your body weight.
- Grab both ends of the towel (one end in each hand for a two handed row or both ends in one hand for a one handed row)
- get into a seated or partially squatted position.
- Move your feet closer to the point in which you wrapped the towel around to make the movement more difficult (create a greater angle to pull through).
- Then pull bringing your chest forward, elbows back and trying to touch your shoulder blades together to flex your back.
You can break this into 10 sets of 10, 5 sets of 20 or any other way you want to get to 100. Set a timer for 40 minutes so it forces you to maintain intensity.
If you are already a Panthro fitness member post your workout to the Panthro Accountability Forum to help you stay motivated and accountable to someone while you’re gone. Support always helps.
Here are a couple more workouts to get you through while you’re out of the gym.