Okay, so we all know staying fit while you travel is tough. You’re no longer chained to your desk so work takes a mental back burner, and of course you’re going to let loose. But we can’t stress enough just how important maintaining your hard-earned fitness foundation really is. You put all that time in at the gym, so why let it go?
As fitness expert Rob Murgatroyd proves in his exclusive Mykonos Anywhere Workout video for Men’s Fitness, you don’t have to put fitness on hold when you’re on an exotic trip. But, you don’t have to spend hours in the hotel gym either. (After all, you are on vacation.) Murgatroyd found a patch of open ground and showed us these five simple, strength-building moves.
Mykonos Anywhere Workout [VIDEO]
You definitely don’t have to be in Greece to benefit from the Mykonos Anywhere Workout. Using just your body weight as resistance, you can do them literally anytime, anywhere. Yes, airport lounges—though less exotic than the Mediterranean Sea—count too. No gym or equipment needed.
Mix up the five moves for a high intensity, full body workout, tailoring sets as time allows. Or, in less than eight minutes, you can run through the workout top-to-bottom, getting your blood flowing and putting in that crucial fitness maintenance. Either way, you’ll still have plenty of time to hit tropical beach bars with your buddies—and you won’t be sucking wind when you get home.
1. Pendulum Lunges
WORKS: Quads, Hamstrings, Glutes; suggested reps 12/leg
2. Decline Pushups
WORKS: Chest, Triceps, Shoulders; suggested reps 12
3. Plank Side-to-Side
WORKS: Abs (Frontal and Obliques); suggested reps 12/side
4. Burpees with Pushup and Jump
WORKS: Quads, Hamstrings, Glutes, Chest, Triceps, Shoulders, Abs (Frontal and Obliques); suggested reps 20
5. Super 8 Squat
WORKS: Quads, Hamstrings, Glutes; suggested reps 8
Rob Murgatroyd runs Jet Set Life, where he creates fitness-minded travel videos and guidebooks, and uses his techniques to stay fit as he travels the world. To learn more about Rob Murgatroyd's Fitness Program check out Jet Set Body.