Fitness

4 Bodyweight Workouts You Can Do Anywhere!

Let’s face it. There’s nothing worse than going on an amazing holiday for 2 weeks, and going back to the gym to discover that somehow, in 2 short weeks, your body has basically decided to take your fitness back down to zero, and reduce your strength immensely!!

My husband works away a lot, and he hates missing gym over the days he is away, so I wrote him 4 simple workouts he can do while away, either outdoors or in his hotel room, that will be quick, effective and get the heart rate going.

WORKOUT 1 – Full Body

Even minute: 20 Air Squats (add weight if you want e.g. 2L water bottle, heavy backpack etc)
Odd minute: 20 Glute Bridges (use the same weight and sit it on your pelvis)
x 5

Even minute: 12 Pushups (increase by 1 rep every round)
Odd minute: 12 Superman Pulses (increase by 1 rep every round)
x 5

Finish with a quick heart pumper: 10 to 1: Burpees & V-Ups
10 Burpees, 10 V-Ups
9 Burpees, 9 V-Ups
8 Burpees, 8 V-Ups
etc until you reach 1 of each.

WORKOUT 2 – Legs

20 Reverse Lunges
40sec Wall Sit
20 Lateral Lunges
x3

Squat Hold at 90 degrees x 30s
Squat Pulses (so go from 90 degrees up a tiny bit, then back down) x 30s
Then explode as much as you can into squat jumps x 10 reps.
Rest 1 minute, then go again 3-4 rounds.

WORKOUT 3 – Upper Body

10 x Wall Slides (sitting against a wall, with your back as flat as you can get it against the wall. Forearms and back of palms against the wall, slide up and down) VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXcRFBFuo-c
10 x Pushups
10 x Dips off bench or chair
x 4 rounds (increase by 1 rep each round)

10 x Rotating T Pushups
10 x Side Plank Pulses (elbow under shoulder)
6 x Inchworms
15 x Superman Arm Lifts (arms in a T, and squeeze between shoulder blades)
x 4 rounds

WORKOUT 4 – Full Body – HIIT

90 seconds of work, 120 seconds recovery. If you feel too rested, you aren’t working hard enough. Perform 4 rounds of this.
Complete: 30s max out burpees. Then in remaining time (60 secs) complete: 15 air squats, 20 skater hops, 30 mountain climbers (or 12 step ups if you have access to stairs/bench). If you don’t get it all in, try harder next round. If you do get it all in, bonus rest!

 

Let me know if you do these, and what you think!

Soni

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