By Chris Castellano, Special to Lone Star Golf
We’re nearly halfway through the year, and you’ve
gotten into a nice rhythm with your fitness routines. You’re still going strong
on your New Year’s resolutions. Congrats!
So what happens when you travel for a golf tournament,
business trip or vacation? How can you fit exercise into your travel plans and
keep working on all the gains you’ve accomplished?
Enter “Hotel Room HIIT” routines.
High-intensity interval training is a proven method for blasting body fat quickly. The best part about
HIIT is these exercises can be done without equipment, making them perfect for your
it’s for a golf tournament, work or a family vacation, you’ll encounter
situations where you want to work out but have no access to a gym. Thanks to
the information below, that will no longer be a problem. (And you won’t have an
excuse to slack!)
recent years, HIIT has become popular and for good reason. It works. In fact, you can expect to
burn 8-12 calories per minute and a total of 261-374
calories in a 30-minute workout.
is a training technique in which you go all-out for short bursts with short
breaks in between rounds. Your heart rate stays up, and you burn more fat. If
belly fat is an issue for you, HIIT workouts will help to solve that problem.
remember these key points with HIIT workouts:
Put in the
effort Don’t get too
fancy with the moves (the basics work best) Don’t do HIIT
too often (3-4 times a week, at most) Take a few
minutes to warm-up prior to your workout
are five workouts that take less than 30 minutes to complete and will torch fat
at a faster rate than anything else you can do without leaving your hotel room.
the following 2-3 times. Do each exercise for 30 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest before the next: Mountain climbers Burpees Jumping jacks Push-ups Jump squatsRest
for one minute between rounds. Give maximum effort during the exercises.
the following circuit four times, resting for one minute after the burpees. 30 Push-ups 60 Jumping jacks 30 Burpees
the following circuit four times, resting for one minute after the burpees. 20 Leg Raises (from lying position) 1 Minute of Bicycle Crunches 20 Sit-ups 20 Oblique Crunches (each side) 10 Burpees
each exercise for 45 seconds, completing as many reps as possible, with no rest
between moves. Rest for one minute after finishing; repeat one more time. Inchworms Prisoner
jump squat Spiderman
many rounds as possible of the following exercises in 12 minutes: 50
Jumping jacks 30
Diamond push-ups 10
HIIT is efficient and effective. It
works great for busy schedules and traveling. The benefits speak for
themselves. Try these workouts right in your hotel room on your next trip and
be prepared for some serious results.
Chris Castellano is a travel fitness specialist. He
holds a Bachelor of Science from Briarcliffe College in Long Island, N.Y., and
attended graduate school at Boston University. He is a combat veteran and
currently works as a firefighter in New York City. Chris lives in Babylon, N.Y.
with his wife and daughter. Read more of his work