Six At-Home Workouts To Do on Holiday

 

With all of the treats and cocktails a holiday brings, it’s easy to lose track of your fitness routine, especially when travel makes you forgo your normal gym. As long as you push yourself and move quickly from exercise to exercise, you’ll be able to get through some productive workouts in a short period of time. Providing access to the best holiday homes in the city, here are six simple sets of workout moves from Frank Porter you don’t even have to leave the apartment to do! Try this in a continual circuit, rotating through the exercises for 45 seconds of exercise followed by 15 seconds of rest. Repeat this for 10, 15 or 20 minutes.

Wall Sits

Try sitting against a wall for as long as you can stand it. Wall sits are great for warming up the lower body and for building endurance in the hips, glutes, quads, and hamstrings – and the best thing is, you only need a wall! It’s easy to cheat by staying high on the wall, which can waste time and cause joint pain. Keep the weight in the heels and try to keep the knees at 90-degree angles. Also, this really burns the quads!

Burpees

Burpees are a great exercise because they work the whole body. It’s a squat thrust combined with a push up and a jump. You’re working your lower body, your upper body, and your heart. Combine these three exercises in a tri-set fashion and your heart rate will rise in no time!

Commando + Side Plank Dip

Begin by performing a commando, start from a push-up position and lower yourself into a plank position one arm at a time, then immediately raise yourself from a plank position to a push-up position. Then, rotate to a side plank and dip your body down. The key is to lift your body back up by using your core strength. This counts as one rep. Continue to alternate between each side. 

Lunges

In a staggered stance, bend the knees and lunge straight down until the knees are at about 90-degree angles. Stand up, repeat and feel the burn. Lunges work all the major muscles in the lower body and also target balance and stability.

Knee Smashes

Extend the arms and bring the left knee up and across the body while bringing the arms down. Return to start and repeat, going as fast as you can to get the heart rate up for 45 seconds.

Bear Crawl Push Up

Squat to the floor and walk your hands out until you’re in a plank position. Do a push-up on the knees or toes and then walk the hands back to a squat and stand up. Add a jump at the end for more intensity.