Training and Traveling: How to Workout Without Equipment
If you want to consistently stay active, then it’s important to learn how to workout without equipment. You may not always have access to a gym, meaning weights and other types of various equipment won’t be at your exposure. However, that’s perfectly okay – with these tips, you don’t need anything except for yourself. So, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you no longer have an excuse. Get ready to sweat!
What Can You Do to Workout Without Equipment?
When it comes to working out, it’s important to remember to try and hit every body part – don’t solely focus on one spot. The following tips will help you get a nice rounded workout without equipment.
Chest: Not only are push-ups easy to do, but they can be done just about anywhere. Also, depending on your strength and capabilities, you can modify the push-ups (i.e. one-handed push-ups, push-ups on your knees or against the wall, etc.). Push-ups are a great way to build up your chest, but also your arms.
Back: There are a few different ways to work your back muscles, but you may need to be a little more advanced than some. For starters, you can use a door frame to do pull-ups. When doing so, make sure to use a wide overhand grip, and then go all the way up and down. Don’t forget your lower back! Hyperextensions are the best, though you’ll need to use something (or someone) to hold down your legs.
Biceps: For biceps, you can again use the door frame to assist you. However, this time, use a close underhand grip and pull yourself up so that your chin actually touches the door frame. Don’t forget to extend your arms fully when going up and down, and also do them slowly for the best results. If you don’t feel like using a door frame, feel free to use any sort of heavy object with a handle. Just lift it over your head, much like a dumbbell.
Legs: It may be a little bit harder to workout your legs without equipment. However, you can still do exercises assist, as doing something is always better than doing nothing. Squats are a great way to work on you legs, as you can modify them to go as low as you want. Lunges will let you feel the burn, too, and can either be done in place or around the room.
Abs: Your abs are probably the easiest body part to workout without equipment. You can do sit-ups, leg raises, twisting crunches, and regular crunches. Do several reps, and to keep things fun and interesting, incorporate all different techniques.
See, you don’t have to have access to a gym or weights to keep at your workout regimen. You can successfully train without equipment – it’s easier than you think. There are no longer any viable excuses for not working out when you take a trip. If you want stay fit, then you have to stay active, no matter what, and be creative. And don’t forget, the best way to not lose the benefits of all the hard work you do when you’re home, is to lace up those old tennis shoes and go for a nice jog outside.
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