Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Vacation Workout - Full-Body Resistance Band and Cardio

Do you make it a point to work out when you're on vacation? Next week, I'll be happily sitting on the beach, relaxing. However, I do try to keep some sort of routine when it comes to being active and eating (mostly) healthy while I'm away.

I know some people use vacations as a time to completely ditch routine, to enjoy, relax and not feel guilty. I definitely make it a point to enjoy, relax and not feel guilty for some indulgences. However, I do try to stay active. It simply makes me feel better. My workouts are not as intense or as long. My running miles drop. I either take a week off from weights entirely or switch to a resistance band workout.

While I always try to stay at a place with a gym, many gyms do not have free weights. Resistance bands are a great option for travel. They are lightweight and easy to pack and carry along. You also don't need much space to get in a good resistance band workout. Plus, it can be a fun way to switch up your typical resistance training.

Vacation Workout - Full-Body Resistance Band & Cardio

Warm up for approximately 10 minutes with walking or easy run and/or dynamic moves such as jumping jacks, butt kicks, high knees, bodyweight squats to bring up your body temperature, loosen up your muscles and joints, and prepare your body for the workout. 

Do each resistance exercise for 10 reps followed by the plyo or cardio exercise for 20 seconds. With minimal rest, repeat the superset. Complete each superset 3-4 times before moving to the next.



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Do you make it a point to work out while on vacation?