A Great Travel Workout – Count it Down
Sometimes you need a basic workout that you can take on your next business trip, to the gym, or out to your garage. This travel workout is great for anywhere. The reps are high, but the exercises are basic. The structure of the Count it Down workout is very solid. You can keep the exercises that we have listed, or you can add in weights if you have access to them. Due to the amount of reps, we would recommend keeping your weight light and exercises simple so that you can move at a fast pace.
Like I said, it's basic. Don't confuse basic with ineffective. The best workouts can sometimes be the simplest. Here we go.
Count it Down
In this workout, you will start with reps of 40 for all exercises. Once you complete the list at 40, you will move to reps of 30, then to 20, and finally to 10. Form is always the most important thing to think about in a workout, so if you struggle to get to 40 push ups, cut your reps a little, or come back to them. If you are a beginner, we recommend completing this list starting at 30 instead of 40.
REPS = 40 - 30 - 30 - 10
- High Knees (2 count)
- Squat Jumps
- Russian Twists (2 count)
- Chest to Floor Push ups
- Reverse Lunges (complete half of the reps on each leg)
- Floor Hops (2 count)
Some other great exercises you could substitute to change this workout are burpees, V ups, kettlebell swings, or double unders.
Get it Done
It's time to get your workout clothes on and knock this workout out. Have a trip coming up? Save this workout for a quick, effective travel workout. Do you need to get some stress relief during your lunch break? Grab a towel, head to some green space, and get the Count it Down workout right outside your workplace. You will feel so much better when you get back to your office.