Now that the holiday season has arrived, many of us will be traveling to our destinations, whether to Grandma's house or a family vacation. This may require you to spend hours sitting for an extended period of time whether on a plane or in a car but this does not mean you must abandon your workout routine until you get home. By planning ahead you can still get in a great workout and still gain the benefits of exercise.
If you are stuck waiting at the airport, use this time to walk the terminal, after all you will be spending at least an hour on a plane, therefore squeezing in a few minutes of activity may help offset fatigue that many times accompanies traveling. When traveling by car, stopping every hour or two just to stretch your legs and do a brisk walk may help offset road fatigue therefore keeping you more alert.
As for resistance training, there are many equipment-free exercises one can do all in the comforts of your hotel room or even a few you can do at the airport while waiting. Remember the muscles do not know the difference between a dumbbell or your own body weight when it comes to muscle overload. As long as you are overloading the muscles you will achieve muscle strength and endurance.
As with the other Fitness Round-Ups do not feel the need to do all these exercises. Some moves are more advanced than others, so if the exercises are more than you can do at the moment, feel free to skip them and do the simpler moves. Remember, something always trumps nothing when it comes to our health and fitness.
Shoulders, Chest, Triceps
Wall Push Ups
Upper Back and Shoulders
Abs, Lower Back, Glutes and Hamstrings
Tuck and Extend
Core and Lower Body
One Leg Squat Floor and Reach Press
Upper Body and Back
Superman with Push-Ups
Quads and Hamstrings
Hips, Thighs, Back and Glutes
Rear Leg Lift
One-leg Dipping Lunges
Supine Bridging One Leg
Abdominal Curls Part 1
Abdominal Curls Part 2
Biceps, Triceps, Obliques and Hips
One Arm Side Push Ups
Do you have a favorite equipment free exercise? Would you be willing to do a few of these exercises to help you keep on track during this busy holiday season? What are some fitness ideas you use to pass time while waiting at the airport?
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