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Exercises You Can Take with You Anywhere

Exercises You Can Take with You Anywhere

At Junkyard Training we have outfitted our gym to cater to everyone. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, want specialized training, or are interested in being a part of our powerlifting team, our gym has a little something for everyone. But there are going to be times when you are not able to make it to the gym, such as when you’re on vacation. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good workout in still. Here are some tried and true exercises you can put to use even in your hotel room.

Burpees

A great way to start your session and get your heart rate up is with some good ol’ burpees. If you’re not familiar with what a burpee is, it is a body weight exercise that combines three consecutive movements: a plank, push-up, and a jump squat. If a full burpee is too difficult, you can always omit the push-up. Either way, burpees are great for cardio and muscle training all in one.

Chair Dips

To target your upper body, chair dips are a fantastic option. It’s highly unlikely that you will be somewhere that doesn’t have a chair readily available and that’s the only equipment you need for this exercise. To perform this movement properly, grab a sturdy chair and with your back facing the chair, place your hands on the edge of the seat. Extend your legs out in front of you and slowly lower your body and bend your elbows, focusing on tricep engagement. As you hold your body in position, your upper arms and core will be engaged as well for a nice compound movement.

Wall Sits

Squats on their own offer you a lot of bang for your buck, but if you’re used to lifting with weights, you may need more of a challenge. Increasing your time under tension can be a great way to do this. Enter wall sits. Wall sits are simple yet effective. For this exercise you’ll want to find a smooth wall. Begin with your back against the wall. Keeping your core engaged, slide into a squat position. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Planks

Another fantastic tension exercise is the plank. A plank demands your entire body to be engaged. Which is great because when you’re on vacation you want to work as many muscle groups as you can in a little time as possible. A plank challenges your core, arms, back, and legs all at the same time. Reps ranging from 30 seconds to 1 minute should suffice. Make sure to focus on breathing properly throughout the exercise and to maintain a straight bodyline. No sagging hips or hips in pike position.​

Using just a few carefully chosen exercises can make it so you can work hard while playing harder. And when you’re able to make it back to the gym, Junkyard will be waiting to help you get back into your routine.

Posted By Junkyard Training on 8-6-2021