My 20 Minute Retro Holiday Workout
I have been venturing around the world, country hopping for the last nine weeks, which has broken my normal fitness routine and has required some creativity to ensure I am staying active and fit. Some of my workouts have included: whipping in for a high intensity spin class at SoulCycle whilst in New York, finding the some great cathedrals to climb in Europe, and getting around on foot to hunt down the best restaurants in country…
To maintain lean muscle and keep my metabolism firing, I have been hitting the ground with a towel to do one of my oldest little twenty minute fitness routines, it does the job nicely.
Where ever you are – you can always move your body and continue to reap the benefits of how great exercise can make you look and feel!
My 20 minute workout can be done in the most confined of spaces! I have been enjoying it so much, that it sparked me to sit down and document the workout for you to try out next time your time or space poor, but feel like squeezing in a workout.
Step 1. Search in Youtube Tracy Anderson Abs Webisode – choosing the one that goes for 9:07 seconds. If you can’t find this exact one, don’t stress – any of her abdominal workouts are killer and will do the job nicely. This will be the first 9 minutes of your work out.
Step 2. Bring yourself in to a Sumo Squat Hold position, making sure your hips are low enough to be in line with your knees – set your timer for 3 minutes and alternate for 30 seconds at a time between pulses (just a couple of millimeters, focusing on pushing through your heels in to the ground and opening your knees) and holding in a static position, until the 3 minutes is up… you may need to take tiny breaks at first and that is fine.
For steps 3, 4, and 5: You can break these up by doing 2 sets of 25.
Step 3. Lying on your side with your knees in line with your hips, and your ankles in line with your knees (think 90 degree angles) – complete 50 x Hip Abductor Lifts on each side.
Step 4. Do 50 x Push Ups – choose your level, knees or toes are both great!
Step 5. Using a chair, lounge, stool, or step – complete 50 x Tricep Dips
It’s that simple!!
You can watch a demo of these exercises by opening up youtube and typing in the name I have highlighted in bold for you at each step.
**This workout is my own personal workout. You should always seek medical advice before starting any new exercise. If you have any medical concerns, you should see your own doctor. No responsibility will be taken for any injury or damage.**
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