You’ve heard there’s no rest for the wicked, but the guy in search of six pack abs is no slouch either. If you find yourself stranded in a hotel or holed up far away from anything resembling a barbell or preacher bench, don’t fret and especially don’t relax, because this circuit routine puts the work into “this is a really easy and effective workout you can do in your hotel room.”
So, the website said “fitness room,” but the reality is that there’s just a dirty and broken recumbent bike in a stinky room. On top of that you woke up late and you’ve only got about 25 minutes until you need to hit the showers and get ready for 14 hours of non-stop meetings and presentations.
You’ve got a trip to the beach coming up that you want to look good for, how the hell are you going to get your workout in?
We’re going to do what’s called a ladder of two simple exercises that you can do in your underpants in your hotel room no matter what your fitness level. A ladder is when you start with long sets and progressively work your way down (or vice versa) over the course of your workout.
All you’ll need is:
#1. Your body
#2. A way to keep track of time (I love the Gym Boss – I never travel or go to the gym without one)
Here’s the workout that is going to blast away body-fat, maintain your muscle mass, rev up your metabolism and improve your insulin sensitivity in just 20 minutes flat:
Set 1: do 10 push-ups, followed by 10 lunge jumps
Set 2: do 9 push-ups, followed by 9 lunge jumps
Set 3: do 8 push-ups, followed by 8 lunge jumps
Set 4: do 7 push-ups, followed by 7 lunge jumps
Set 5: do 6 push-ups, followed by 6 lunge jumps
Set 6: do 5 push-ups, followed by 5 lunge jumps
Set 7: do 4 push-ups, followed by 4 lunge jumps
Set 8: do 3 push-ups, followed by 3 lunge jumps
Set 9: do 2 push-ups, followed by 2 lunge jumps
Set 10: do 1 push-up, followed by 1 lunge jump
Rest for 90-120sec, repeat one more time if you’re man enough.
Why does this work better than a 10 mile run? Answer free right here.
Oh, what’s a lunge jump? Here’s a good video:
If you can’t do that, try a reverse lunge instead:
No offense, but you probably can’t do a push up right. It is oh so rare that I see any man anywhere doing a push up right. Take a few seconds and watch this video on how to do a push up the right way: