The Best 30 Minute or Less Hotel Gym Workout Ever [Video Included]
This is the best workout to be doing while you travel. It will ramp up your metabolism and give you the lean, fit appearance you've always wanted.
Traveling is great.
The havoc it wreaks on your health and fitness is not so great.
You need to be finding ways to workout while you're traveling. If you have the fortune to be staying in a hotel with a gym, there's no excuse to be skipping workouts.
I get it. You're crunched for time while you travel. Whether it's for business or pleasure, your schedule is undoubtedly filled with things to do. That doesn't mean you can't squeeze in a workout. Since you're short on time, you need a quick workout that ramps up the intensity in order to give you the maximum benefit in the shortest amount of time.
Forget the treadmill.
Don't even look at the elliptical.
This is the workout for you.
The Full Body Hotel Gym Workout
Here we go. You're in a hotel with a gym. It's not great but it'll do. As long as it has some space, a few dumbbells or kettlebells and something to do pull-ups on, you're in business. The key thing to remember when traveling is that your workouts should be short but intense. That'll get your metabolism going, burning calories long after you've finished working out. We need to do the most amount of work in the shortest amount of time, so it will be a full body workout. Movements will be compound, focusing on multiple joints and forcing many muscles to work together. We're maximizing the short amount of time we have to workout and with the limited assets of a hotel gym.
Here's the workout.
3 Rounds For Time:
25 Double Unders**
*If there's no kettlebell, use a dumbbell. If there are neither, do hip thrusts or glute bridges.
**If you can't do double unders, do 50 single unders. If you do not have a jump rope, do 50 jumping jacks.
Set a timer and record how long it takes you to complete the workout. Write down your time and aim to beat it every time you perform the workout. Monitor your progress on paper and you'll see it in the mirror.
Here's a video demonstration of this workout, featuring Bob Harper.
Use these times to measure your level and focus on improving every time.
Times to Aim For:
8:00 - 15:00 - Excellent
15:00 - 20:00 - Good
20:00 - 25:00 Not Bad
>25:00 - Need to Improve
Do not do the workout on back-to-back days. In fact, this workout is so effective that you do not need to do it more than three times a week. Push yourself to complete the workout as fast as possible but do not sacrifice form on the exercises.
You're all set to crush this workout on your next trip and should be in and out of the gym in less than a half hour. You'll look and feel amazing as you take on business meetings, long flights or sightseeing.
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