You don’t have to hit pause on your workout schedule just because you’re hitting the road. In fact, you can get in a great workout without leaving the comfort of your hotel room. Don’t believe me? Check out my go-to upper body travel workout. I love to fit it in after a quick morning run, or before a day of sightseeing.
Towel Pulls (15 reps each arm): Grab the end of a hand towel with your right hand and bring it overhead, allowing the towel to hang behind your back. Bring your left arm behind you and grab the opposite end. Pull the towel with your right hand as you resist with your left. Extend your right arm while applying continuous resistance with your left hand. As you return to the starting position, continue to apply resistance. After performing 15 reps with one arm, switch arms and repeat.
Push Ups (10 reps): Get into plank position with your hands placed under your shoulders. Your legs and torso should form a straight line. Slowly lower your chest to the floor and then return to your original position. That’s one rep.
Bed Bicycles (20 reps): Lie flat on your back, pressing your lower back into the bed and pulling your navel in toward your spine. Put your hands behind your head and bring your knees into your chest while lifting your shoulder blades off of the bed. Straighten your right leg while turning your upper body to the left, bringing your right elbow toward the left knee. Repeat while turning to the right to complete one rep.
This workout is perfect for fitting in a quick sweat session on vacation, but it’s also a great workout for when you’re pressed for time at home and don’t have access to a ton of equipment. Try it out today and let me know what you think!