From the desk of Clint Howard, Tulsa Fitness Trainer:
With summer being in full swing I know it’s also the time of year many folks are taking vacations and traveling.
I’m actually heading out to Destin, FL tomorrow for a family vacation myself. And yep, I‘ll certainly be getting in some workouts while I’m there.
When you’re out of town you need a workout plan that’s quick, easy to follow, and effective that you can do pretty much anywhere with little or no equipment.
The most effective time-efficient approach is to do an alternating set full body density circuit. This means you’ll perform one exercise for a prescribed amount of time then immediately perform another non-competing exercise. Do this for up to 5 exercises to hit virtually every muscle in your body.
This results in improved training economy and density: more work accomplished in less time!
And although your muscles get a built-in recovery between rounds your heart rate stays elevated. This taxes your muscles and your cardiovascular system at the same time creating a metabolic effect so your body is still burning calories from the workout long after you’re finished!
If you missed my morning fitness segment Fox 23, here is the link to the video clip where I explain and demonstrate a great quick and easy travel workout you can use.
Tulsa Fitness Trainer – Suggested Exercise Routine
Here is the full body 5-exercise density circuit I demonstrated during my fitness segment:
Exercise #1- Bodyweight Squats
Exercise #2- Plank w/ Alternating Rows
Exercise #3- Stationary Reverse Lunges
Exercise #4- Push Ups
Exercise #5- Jumping Jacks
Perform each exercise for 20 seconds moving immediately from one exercise to the next until completing all 5 exercises. Take a 20 second break after each round continuing for up to 4-5 total rounds for a quick full body 8-10 minute metabolic workout.
Don’t let traveling keep you away from your fitness routine. Give this quick full-body metabolic workout a try and let me know what you think.
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Clint Howard, MS is the Founder/Director of Tulsa Fitness Systems located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clint has a bachelors degree in Health & Exercise Science and a masters degree in Exercise Physiology, both from the University of Oklahoma. Clint is a certified Tulsa fitness trainer through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and American College of Sports Medicine and is also a Certified Boot Camp Instructor through the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association and a certified golf fitness expert through the Titleist Performance Institute.