Strength Workout of the Week: Body Weight Only
|August 2, 2013||Posted by The Fit Scoop under Workouts|
Now that we are officially in the month of August, many of you may be headed off for vacation in the near future (we took our babymoon in June this year so I’m unfortunately I’m stuck in hot/humid DC for the month). Vacations are a great time to take a break not only from work and your daily obligations, but also your normal fitness routine. However, if you are like me, you don’t want to stop working out completely because it makes you feel good to break a sweat. If the place you are staying doesn’t have a workout facility or if the one it has is rather sparse on the weights, don’t worry – you can still get in some quality body-weight-only workouts. Aim to do this workout two to three times a week while you are away and you’ll resume your normal training without a problem. Bon voyage!
Aim to complete each circuit twice with 1 -2 minutes rest in between circuits for a high intensity 20 minute workout. If you are really wanting a challenge, go for 3 rounds!
Warm-up: 3 x (:30 seconds high knee marching, :30 seconds jumping jacks, :30 seconds of windmill toe-touches)
AMRAP = as many reps as possible. Instead of going for reps with these body weight exercises, aim to do as many reps as you can in 1 minute while maintaining good form and control over your movements.
This workout is also great for when you don’t have time to go to the gym but want to squeeze in a quick workout from home!