Written by: Paul Hodges, General Manager @ O2 Fitness Brennan
So you have consistently been doing your cardiovascular runs on the treadmill, cycling on the spin bikes, or even taken a couple of strength training classes on a weekly basis, right? But what happens when you travel and that “carpe gymnasium” mentality goes out the window when you can’t always make it into O2?
Sure, we have every excuse in the book when we travel or go on hiatus during the warmer months, choosing to sip cocktails, or cheat on our meal plans, which unfortunately won’t get you any closer to revealing those tight, toned abs (or to reaching any health or fitness goal).
The good news is you can workout anywhere and still get an effective total-body workout. I asked some of my personal trainers here at Brennan Station what we can do inside and outside gym that can make a huge impact and check out their awesome ideas. Plus, when you do come back from your exotic destination, you can integrate these sets into your normal workout routine!!
All you will need to do is grab a mat (or towel) and a timer and torch fat with this 10-15-20 Cardio Meltdown routine!!!
10-15-20 Cardio Meltdown Routine
- 10 Long Jumps: Do a long jump the length of your mat or towel, and then shuffle backwards to your start position.
- 10 Pushups: Kneeling or full, depending on your fitness level.
- 15 Sumo Squats: Stand up with your feet wider than your hips and your toes slightly turned out as you sit back into a squat.
- 15 Burpees: Start with a jump, and then squat down, place your hands on your mat, and jump out into a plank position. Jump feet back towards your hands, pop up into standing position, and finish with a clap at the top.
- 20 Bicycle Crunches: Lie on your back and bend both knees into your chest, hands clasped behind your head. Find a focal point to the left and right of your body. Look at those two focal points as you twist and crunch to each side, reaching your right elbow to your left knee, and vice versa.
- 20 Mountain Climbers: Start in a plank position and alternate driving your knees into chest, keeping your hips flat and parallel to the ground.
Make sure you time yourself performing the full meltdown, and try to beat your best time with your next workout. Maybe for an even greater challenge, repeat the sets again!! How is that for a beach bod?