Now that I have started to share more about my health and fitness routine both here on the blog and over on Instagram, I’ve been getting a lot of questions on what I do for my workout. And honestly, it has varied! Up until recently I did Orange Theory about 6 days a week and really loved it! Now I have started doing F45, and though it kills me, I love the challenge. I honestly don’t feel like there is just one set thing I can tell you I do.
One thing I’ve started doing is following a few different fitness accounts over on Instagram. As I see them do tutorials for workouts I love, I will screenshot or save the posts. Then when I am stuck at home to workout, or traveling, I know I have some great options without having to search through a million options on youtube! So since I’ve been traveling so much lately, and with the crazy inconsistency of our schedule, today I wanted to share 5 Travel Friendly Workout Moves I l love, using zero equipment, that are perfect for hotels, grandma’s house, and anywhere in between!
:: TRICEP DIPS
Just thinking about these make my arms burn! They are a quick way to get in a great arm workout while traveling. If you are confined to a hotel room, you can use the bed, the bath tub, or even the seat of a chair to hold on to while you dip down.
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:: INCLINE OR DECLINE PUSH UPS
Just like the tricep dips, these are such a great arm workout and you can almost instantly feel the burn. The benefit of doing decline pushups over just a regular pushup is it forces you to actually lift more of your body weight, giving you a harder workout! For the decline you can use anything like the bed or a couch that will elevate your feet above the rest of your body. If you choose the incline option, that will put even more weight and emphasis on your lower chest and triceps.
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:: ELEVATED LUNGE SQUATS
For these you’ll want to use a couch, bed, or chair as well. You’ll put one leg up behind you on whatever you are using, and squat down in to a lunge. It will give you a major booty and leg burn!
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:: OBLIQUE CRUNCHES
I don’t know about you, but these little oblique muffin top devils are the hardest to tighten up. When I plan out my workout, I always try to include something that will target that area. This is probably the simplest option to get a quick burn. You just lay on your side with one arm out and crunch up towards your hip bone, keeping your legs together and straight.
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:: ELEVATED MOUNTAIN CLIMBER CRUNCH WITH DONKEY KICK
Last but not least is the ab + booty burn. I know this is not at all the official name, but it describes it best to me! Haha! You will start with your feet up just like the decline push up, hands in the same push up position. Then you take one leg and pull it in towards your chest and kick it back and up. Repeat with opposite leg.
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:: BICYCLE CRUNCHES (EXTRA)
I’ll usually try and throw these in if I have time.
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. . . SHOP MY WORKOUT GEAR . . .
As you can see, these are some great options for on the go. I am obviously not a fitness expert, hence my creative probably very wrong names for each of the moves. But I’m learning as I go and wanted to share some things that have worked great for me as a beginner and would be easy for you to do at home to start without all the fancy equipment! I’d love to hear some of your favorite workout moves too!
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photos : aubrey taiese