When traveling for work or pleasure, we’re much happier when we can fit in a good sweat. However, we don’t always have access to good facilities or the time to spend on a long workout. After having been on the road the last week, I designed a killer 25-minute workout you can do in the confines of your hotel room—no gym, equipment or large spaces required. I did this workout each day of my trip, and I came home looking and feeling on point. So, give this workout a try the next time you hit the road. All you need is 25 minutes!
Perform 4 Rounds.
No rest between exercises. Minimize rest between sets.
1 minute Jumping Jacks
25 Squat Jumps
15 (each leg) Step Ups (using a chair, bench or bed)
1 minute Wall Squat
30 seconds Standing Alternating Toe Touch Kicks
50 Angry Punches in a squat position
2 sets of Push-up Holds (10 pushups then isolate hold in down position for 5 seconds)
30 Door Knob Squats
2 sets of Sit-up Holds (15 sit ups then isolate hold 10 seconds)
Squat Jumps – Begin standing upright with your legs together. Jump out to a wide low squat. Then, jump back to the starting position.
Wall Squats – Stand against a wall with your feet shoulder width apart and about 18 inches from the wall. Lower your body into a squat position until your thighs are parallel to the floor and hold. Make sure your knees do not come past your toes while in the squat hold position.
Standing Alternating Toe Touch Kicks – Standing upright, kick your right foot up and reach for your toe with your left hand. Then, bring your left foot up and reach for your toe with your right hand. To add intensity, add a small hop each time you kick a leg up.
Angry Punches in a squat position – Keep abs in tight and rotate torso while punching as hard and as fast as you can. Click here for demonstration picture.
Door Knob Squats – Grasping a door knob FIRMLY, sit back into a squat with your weight in your heels. Then, pressing through your heels, straighten your legs. Make sure you don’t lock out your knees at the top position, and keep tension in the legs and butt throughout the entire exercise.