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A Quickie Workout Circuit You Can Do On-The-Go

A Quickie Workout Circuit You Can Do On-The-Go

Whether you’re traveling and confined to your hotel room or you simply don’t have time to hit up the gym, we’ve got a quick workout circuit you can do no matter where you find yourself. Bootcamp and power yoga instructor Caroline Klohs suggests doing these five (well, technically six…) exercises in three sets of 10 reps each. Not only will you feel the burn after a few reps, taken together the circuit will hit every part of your body in a very short amount of time. No excuses even when you’re on vacation!

Exercise 1:
10x Burpee with a Pushup – Full Body and Aerobic Exercise
1) Begin in a standing position
2) Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground (Count 1)
3) Jump the feet back into a plank position (Count 2)
4) Push Up (Count 3)
5) Immediately jump forward into the squat position (Count 4)
6) Jump up from the squat position (Count 5)

Exercise 2:
10x 30-60-90 Situps – Upper Body Exercise
1) Lay on the ground with the legs straight up into the sky at 90 degrees
2) Squeeze the legs together
3) Lower the legs down 30 degrees, hold for three seconds
4) Lower the legs down 30 degrees, hold for three seconds
5) Lower the legs down 30 degrees (one inch from the ground), hold for three seconds
6) Lift the legs all the way back up to the starting position

Exercise 3:
Squats and Lunges – Lower Body Exercise
10x Squats
1) Stand with the feet shoulder-width apart
2) Sit back, as if you were sitting in a chair, until the legs are at a 90 degree angle; pause
3) Keep the knees over the ankles
4) Rise back up to the standing position
10x Lunge The Right Leg Forward
10x Lunge The Left Leg Forward
1) Step one foot forward with the knee bent and the foot flat on the ground
2) Get on the ball of the back foot
3) Slowly straighten the legs
4) Lower the legs down to the front knee at a 90 degree angle

Exercise 4:
Spiderman Forearm Plank – Upper Body Exercise
10x Right and Left
1) Come into the plank position
2) Lower the forearms onto the ground; back remains flat
3) Tap the right knee to the right elbow and bring the leg back
4) Tap the left knee to the left elbow and bring the leg back

Exercise 5:
Tricep Dips – Upper Body Exercise
10x Tricep Dips
1) Slide your butt off the front of the bench with your legs extended out in front of you
2) Straighten your arms, keeping a little bend in your elbows to keep tension on your triceps
3) Slowly bend your elbow to lower your body down the floor until your elbows are at a 90 degree angle
4) Once you reach the bottom of the movement, press down on the bench to straighten your elbows, returning to the starting position

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