Traveling—whether it’s for business or fun—is taxing on our minds and bodies. Even the most seasoned traveler can return home feeling exhausted and unmotivated. The solution? A quick at-home workout to get your body moving, blood pumping and mind cleared for the days ahead. Try each exercise for one minute and go through the five exercises for five rounds. You can always adjust the time in order to fit your needs.
Start with your hands and feet on the ground in a reverse table top position with your hips low. Then, with your right arm reach for your left foot while lifting your left foot straight in the air. As you reach for your foot, raise your hips and squeeze your glutes.
Donkey Butt Kicks
Start with your hands and knees on the floor in a tabletop position. Then, lift your knees off the floor 1 inch while holding your core in tight. Kick both feet straight up in the air towards your butt almost into a handstand position.
Jumping Jacks & Star Jumps
Begin by doing four regular jumping jacks, then crouch low into a squat position and jump up extending your arms and legs into a star position. Land back in the low squat and do 3 more star jumps. Then, alternate doing four jumping jacks and four star jumps for the remainder of the time.
Duffel Bag Low Squats
Put a suitcase or duffel bag right behind your heels and stand up straight with your feet planted firmly on the floor. Then, sit in a very low squat position, touching your bottom to the bag. Squeeze your glutes to stand up straight again.
Butt Bridge Squeeze Hold
Lay on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Extend your hand straight down by your side so your fingertips almost touch your heels. Then, squeeze your glutes together to lift your butt up. Hold at the top of the contraction for three seconds, squeezing everything tight and then lower back down slowly. To make the exercise more challenging, lift one leg straight into the air.
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Laura Conley, Fabletics Master