The #1 Secret to Not Putting on Holiday Weight
I remember going on holiday in 2014 to the Amalfi Coast. I remember it in part because it was an epic holiday (I got engaged!) but also because I ate all the pizza, drank all the Limoncello and didn't put on any weight. What's the catch? I hear you ask. Well, I exercised. Not tons, honest. I packed a few resistance bands, and did a little running and some bodyweight exercises each day, either in the morning before it got too hot or in the evening before heading to dinner. We're talking 15 to 20 minutes maximum, and I didn't go hell for leather either. I was outside with views of the beach, so I enjoyed it.
Now, you may be jetting off with plans to be horizontal on a lounger for 14 days, and that's okay, but if you're on a role with your fitness, a holiday doesn't have to get in the way. Instead, take inspiration from these five fitness influencers, and do a daily bodyweight workout. If you have access to equipment at your resort, like Clean Eating Alice, you can add some resistance to your workouts in the shape of a dumbbell or kettlebell, otherwise, all you need is you. Keep scrolling for five bodyweight routines to try on holiday (or at home).
Try my Hollywood HIIT workout today. Do each exercise for 30 Seconds and rest 30 seconds between each one. Repeat the circuit 5 times for the win ???????????? #workout #fitness #hollywood #fitspo #visitcalifornia
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Wicks makes this full-body workout look easy, but it will burn. Lucky, then, that it will be over quick. The high knees will get your heart rate up, as will the jumping squats. Just make sure that you land as lightly as possible when you jump squat, and watch that your knees don't go over your toes.
Clean Eating Alice
Simple weekend workout! Whilst the gym here is well stocked I've kept my workouts really simple this week working on relative strength and improving on lifting and mobilising my own body weight with a little bit of resistance thrown in too. Try this simple circuit yourselves this weekend for an unexpectedly tough challenge! If you're not quite there with your pull ups yet, just improve your ability to hold your own body weight by going for hang or use resistance bands to assist the movement! 1. Goblet squats x12 2. Pull ups x5 3. Push ups x10 4. Hanging leg raises x8 Aim for four rounds of the circuit taking small rests between each exercise and 60-90 seconds rest between each circuit! Challenge yourself or challenge your workout buddy by tagging them below ????????! Happy weekend ???????? #ChallengeYourself #TrainSmart #Motivation @domesnoruz @fox_pr
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STAIR • WORKOUT || As the weather warms up I will most certainly be taking my HIIT and Plyometric workouts, outdoors. Here is the breakdown: 20 x Box Jump Burpees 20 x Glute March 20 Side Plank Hip Drops x 5 sets ❤ This workout is TOUGH. Notice the breath, I left the sound on so you guys could hear the rhythm of the breath. I don't believe that training is any different to yoga - they both benefit from a conscious breath to increase the power or dynamic of the movement. Happy Training. ❤???????? Wearing: @newbalanceuk ????????♀️#newbalanceambassador #vertueliving #vertuemethod @nbwomen
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This is a serious glute workout, and all you need is a staircase. Genius. Make sure you check out Shona Vertue's funny and useful guide to nailing yoga's most important pose: downward-facing dog.
Zanna Van Dijk
Upper/Core Holiday Workout ???????? This simple circuit destroyed my arms! No equipment necessary. Complete each exercise for 40 seconds, then 15 seconds rest. Repeat the whole circuit 3+ times ???? ➡️ Walkouts (use straight legs to step it up a level!) ➡️ Plank Jacks ➡️ Commandos into Side Twists ➡️ Mountain Climbers ???????? Trust me, your core and shoulders will be on fire! ???? Wearing @adidasuk ???? #zvdworkout #squadinibiza #strongzvd #strongsquad #girlgains
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Think bodyweight workouts are all squats and burpees? This simple and effective circuit from Zanna Van Dijk will tone those arms in no time.
J U M P ❄️ That extra hour means there's light even when we're down from the slopes so there was time to fit in a little WOD! Workout: 10 Sets of the below, 30 second rest if needed! 1️⃣ 15 Squat Jumps, 2️⃣ 30 Double Unders or 60 singles, 3️⃣ 10 Pushups. Ready for another day in the mountains, so excited to share this video with you! Do you guys Ski or Snowboard? Wearing @sweatybetty & @nike | Song: The Way You Make Me Feel ???????? #workout #fitness #video #gym #wod #crossfit #fit #snowboarding
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