Christmas Workout - No Equipment Required

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Friday!

Two days until Christmas! Wooohooo!! I'm so excited to get the party started. I'm working tomorrow morning and then we're heading home to good old CST (that's College Station in local speak)! Since many of us will be traveling home or to relatives houses for the holiday and probably won't have access to our normal gyms or at home workout video stashes, I thought it would be fun to create a total body workout that can be done anywhere.

Hometown workout

Jog, walk or drive (if it’s pretty far away) to a park near where you are staying and enjoy this killer workout no equipment required. If you don't have access to a park, you can just jog around your neighborhood and do the other exercises in your front yard!

½ mile (or 5 minute) jog around the park to warm up

20 walking lunges on each leg

20 pushups from toes or knees

20 bicycle crunches on each side


** repeat all 3 exercises**

½ mile (or 5 minute jog around the park)

20 step ups on a bench on each leg (drive knee up as you push through your standing leg)


20 triceps dips off bench

25 jumping jack planks (start in a plank position and then jump out and in with your feet just like you’re doing a jumping jack)

**repeat all 3 exercises**

½ mile (or 5 minute jog around the park)

20 Side lunges on each leg


Plank walks (start from a plank position and move right hand and right leg out to the side then bring left hand to meet it, continue for 10. Then switch sides and move left hand and left leg out to the side then bring right hand to meet them, repeat 10 times.

45 seconds of flutter kicks

**repeat all 3 exercises**

Finish up with ½ mile jog around the park and some light stretching!

Voila, you just ran 2+ miles (depending on if you ran/walked to and from the park) and finished a total body strength workout using only your body weight! Your are a rock star! Who says you need a gym to get in a great workout? So now after all of the presents are unwrapped and the turkey is cooking in the oven you and the fam can all go get your sweat on together! I hope my little bros are ready for this. :)

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah!

Do you like to workout with your family when you go home for the holidays? If so, how?

In health,

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