8 Exercises To Do When Traveling
Traveling this summer? We've got 8 short and sweet travel friendly exercises that are bodyweight only and low impact.
The nice thing about this workout is that it is pelvic floor friendly (as long as you are breathing and bracing correctly!). You can make the exercises a bit less intense by slowing down and modifying, or if you need a challenge, do the workout with faster movements or grabbing some weights to make this a bit more intense! We've made some suggestions below. No matter what you do, make sure you focus on what YOUR body needs.
Do each exercise for 45 secs, with 15 secs break in between. Repeat 2-4 times (depending on your goals and time).
1. Side step squats
-less: lower and lift your squat
-more: add a hop or burpee on each side if you're up for it!
2. Rear lunge + knee lift
-less: perform a regular rear lunge either with a tap (not a lift or just lowering and lifting the lunge
-more: add a power hop at the knee lift!
3. Sumo squat to touchdown twist
-less: -especially if you have diastasis- go very slow, work on breath work and be gentle or avoid the twist
-more: go faster - but don't lose focus on form!
4. Good Morning
-tip: really make sure your hip hinge is on point and take your time
-more: add some weight on shoulders or chest that won't compromise your back posture
-tip: focus on how your transverse abdominals are firing and if your spine and neck are in a neutral alignment
-less: try lifting just the arms or just the legs
-more: ankle and/or wrist weights bring this up a notch - but it should be challenging enough as is!
6. Side Plank (on elbow or hand) + pick apples
-tip: maintain hips forward, ribs and hips aligned
-less: can be on one or both knees
-more: lift top leg off bottom for a balance challenge
7. Lying tricep push up
-tip: keep a stiff upper body
-tip: first 15 seconds full range, next 15 seconds, 1/2 range, last 15 secs pulse at top
Drea & Brit
We're sisters, moms, certified personal trainers and fitness instructors who specialize in postpartum fitness. We are passionate about building a community of health focused moms while also offering safe, fun, and effective fitness classes and personal training for postpartum women.