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Body Weight Workout
In just 26 days, we’re leaving on our 6-week European Extravaganza Adventure Exploring Eating Fest™ to Prague, Vienna, Ljubljana, and multiple destinations in Croatia… which means I’m alternating between being ridiculously excited and planning how to take care of myself on the road.
My first step to self-care is collecting fun workouts I can do anywhere. This body weight routine from the super fit and inspiring and adorable Neghar Fonooni is a keeper! It’s a sweet mix of calisthenics that will raise my heart rate and work my muscles — and it requires no equipment, so there are no excuses.
The movements are solid basics — squats, pushups, planks, jumping jacks, lunges, and glute bridges —and she demonstrates each exercise, offering good tips for modification, so there are options for every fitness level. You do each movement the specified number of times, rest 30 seconds, then move on to the next movement — crank through four rounds and you’ve got yourself a workout!
I’m sure I’ll be doing this workout in a park in Prague or maybe on the little island in Lake Bled, Slovenia. If you do it, too, it’s almost like we’re working out together!
Update April 2, 2012
Whew! I just finished this workout, and it’s pretty solid! I changed up the number of reps a bit and shortened the rest time between rounds. I didn’t “do it for time” like I was being hounded by the CrossFit dobermans, but I moved at the speed I call my “workout with purpose:” brisk enough to feel the work but controlled enough to do perfect reps (where “perfect” is as perfect as a perfectly imperfect perferctionist like me can do them).
Body Weight Workout
11 prisoner squats
11 pushups: 5 toes + 6 knees
15 jumping jacks
11/leg reverse lunges
11 glute bridges
My time: 25:30