Traveling is tough sometimes when you love hitting the weights and have no access to a gym. But the good news is that your own bodyweight can always provide a fun challenge that helps provide a new stimulus to your body. I’m a big believer that if you continue to do the same workouts over and over, your body is going to stop working hard for you. It learns to predict what you’re doing, and doesn’t work as hard to adapt. But it’s a difficult balance to strike because you want to build up your strength with specific motions such as push, pull and squat. However, if you repeat the same exercises all the time it gets boring and inefficient. This is where I find that taking a few days away from the weights and doing something completely different is a great way to shock your body and change things up.
And that is what I did today for Day 7 of the Metconmonster Challenge!
One of the workouts Jill Coleman provided is called “No weight, no problem”. My spine however is not up for two of the 4 exercises in the workout (burpees and setups), so I put together a different version that works a little better for my needs.
- 20 Squats
- 20 Jump Squats
- 20 Pushups
- 20 Jump Lunges
- 20 Slow Mountain Climbers
Repeat this 4 times and record how long it took you!
I managed to get my husband in on the action today, a very rare occurrence. We hardly ever find our schedules matching up to allow us to workout together, but since I snuck out on the road with him this week, it gave us a great opportunity to finally workout in the same vicinity. I’m so used to being solo when I train, it was nice to have someone there pushing me and to high five after!
This would be a great finisher to a weight workout, but it can also stand alone on those days when you are short on time and equipment.
Give it a try and let me know how you do!