Occasionally on vacation I'll get the urge to sweat, even if for not other reason than a quick 30 minutes to myself, my headphones, and some weights. But at the same time, no one wants to be stuck in a humid gym when it's 30 degrees outside and wine is chilling in the fridge. My solution when on vacation is to keep workouts to a maximum of 30 minutes, and keep them simple so I'm not wasting time figuring out the lay of the land in a new gym. Minimal equipment, no machines, in and out in no time!
The Workout: Full Body Weights
Kettlebell - medium weight
Set of dumbbells - medium weight
The Sweaty Part:
A. 3 x :
10 single-leg kettlebell deadlift (10 per leg)
15 kettlebell squats to overhead press
60 sec rest
Complete all 3 sets of part "A "before moving on to part "B".
B. 3 x :
8 dumbbell row + push up ( from plank position: 1 row per arm + 1 push up = 1 rep)
20 kettlebell swings
60 sec rest
Optional Modified Workout:
Not quite ready for the above? Complete the below instead! All you'll need is a set of medium weight dumbbells.
A. 3 x : 10 dumbbell deadlift + 15 dumbbell squat to military press + 60 sec rest
B. 3 x : 8 alternating bent over dumbbell row + 20 glute bridges + 60 sec rest
Form is always your #1 priority!! If you are losing form before you're done the prescribed reps drop your weight down until you build up strength to do it as above, and/or stick with the modified version for a while first. Always check with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime.