You don’t have to leave home to get a great workout. You just have to keep a few essential moves in your back pocket. There are many total-body exercises that I love, but these “around the world” moves are especially fun. There’s just something about themed workouts that make getting active all the more exciting, right?
The following workout was designed as a circuit, which means you complete each move for the required number of reps before starting the next move. Then, after you complete each of the three moves, you do it all over again!
Around the World Lunges: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, then lunge forward with your right foot. Push back up to standing, then take your right foot out laterally to complete a side lunge. Return to standing, then reach your right foot back and complete a backward lunge. Once you push back up to standing again, repeat the series on your left side to complete one rep.
Around the World Push Ups: Get into plank position. With your core tight and your body forming a straight line, complete a push up. Lift your right arm and flip yourself over into a reverse plank. Complete a triceps dip before lifting your left arm and returning to the push up position. Make a lot of space for this move, because you’ll be traveling! One push up and one triceps dip make one complete rep.
Around the World Squats: Stand with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell (or any other heavy object!) at chest height with both of your hands. Squat down then push through your heels to return to standing. Circle the dumbbell above your head before returning to the starting position. That’s one rep.