Summer is the time for traveling and family vacations. There is no reason you have to let your workouts suffer while you are away. Even if you don’t have access to a gym, you can pack an exercise band and do all your workouts— my style— without a gym. I wanted to share one of my travel workouts from my newly released Ultimate Sexy Shoulder Program to show you how you can define your shoulders while on vacation or traveling throughout the year. I always travel with exercise bands since they are so light and travel friendly, and you can hit your entire body with this simple piece of equipment. Below you will see one of my travel-friendly Ultimate Sexy Shoulder workouts to keep your shoulders looking amazing no matter where you are headed this summer! Hope you love this workout as much as I do!
Gina Aliotti’s Ultimate Sexy Shoulder Travel Workout
Do all three sets and 10 reps of the following exercises:
1. Shoulder Press
Start by stepping on an exercise band until you have the proper tension to perform a press. Then press the band overhead as if you were doing a regular press, but with bands.
2. Side Lateral Raise
Step with one foot on a band and extend the band out to your side until arm is parallel to the ground. Hold for two seconds at the top, and then lower and repeat movement.
3. Pike Push-Up
Form an upside down V with your body and then drop down into a push-up, keeping your hips up and the “V” shape for the entire movement.
4. Alternating Reverse-Grip Front Raise
Step on an exercise band until you have the proper tension to perform the front raise. With a reverse grip, perform alternating front raises going slow and steady, focusing not only on the raise but also on the negative of the exercise.
5. Bent-Over Rear Delt Flyes (band with or without handle)
Step on a band to get the proper tension to perform the exercise. Leaning forward and holding on to the end of a band, use your elbow to guide your elbow toward the sky, focusing on the rear delts.
G-tip: This is a very small muscle, so takes quite a bit of mind-muscle connection to target the rear delts and not the rhomboids. The key is keeping that elbow coming up, not back.
6. Single Band, Reverse-Grip Front Raise
Step on an exercise band to get the proper tension. With a reverse grip, perform an alternating front raise. Be sure to completely lower one hand before raising the opposite.
You can do three sets and 10 reps of each exercise or perform this workout circuit style, moving from one exercise to the next, resting and then repeating two or three times.
Dig deep and have fun!