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12 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere


The downside of traveling, whether its for work or vacation, is that your fitness routines are broken. You can't go to the gym, do your DVD workout or run on your favorite paths, so it's common for your fitness to slide while you're away from home.

Don't let that be you! Regardless of where you are -- on the beach, in your hotel room, in the comfort of your home, at the gym or even 30,000 feet in the air -- you can do these 12 exercises.

1. Shoulder Bridge

Work out your back and core with this great exercise, which requires less space than a single bed would occupy.

2. Plank

Give your abs the workout they need, no matter where you are! All you need is enough space to do push-ups, and you can perform both the "on elbow" and "on hands" variations of a plank.

3. Warrior III

For a core-toning, balance-improving, cellulite-fighting workout, this yoga position tops the list. All you need is a roughly 6-foot by 3-foot space, and you've got plenty of room for this awesome exercise.

4. Tricep Dip

All you need for this exercise is a raised surface on which to lean. A bed, chair or even a staircase will suffice. You can even do this workout on a flat floor! Tricep dips are one of the best exercises to give you those lean, mean triceps you want.

5. Superman

This great back exercise targets your lower back, as well as your butt. If you don't have a yoga mat handy, you can use a blanket, carpet or any other flat surface.

6. Push-Up

Push-ups give your arms, shoulders and chest a good workout. This is another exercise that you can do anywhere, as long as you have a roughly 6-foot by 3-foot space. You can do military-style push-ups if your space is limited.

7. Chair Twist

This yoga exercise is amazing for shredding leg muscles, and it works out your core at the same time. With this exercise, you can target your abs, obliques, hips, butt and thighs very efficiently.

8. Side Plank

To really give your core muscles a good workout, try this pose that you can do anywhere. You don't even need a mat for this exercise!

9. Squat Side Kick

This exercise is incredible for toning your legs, and you'll find it's surprisingly difficult once you pass the 15-rep mark. Give your hips, thighs and glutes a great workout almost anywhere.

10. Squat Calf Raises

Throw some calf raises in with your squats, and you'll give your calves, glutes and thighs a workout.

11. Resistance Band Curls
Bring resistance bands with you wherever you travel. Break them out to do a few sets of curls in your hotel room, on the beach, or even while sitting and waiting.

12. Tree Pose

Finish of your "anywhere" workout with this simple pose, which stretches your entire body and improves your balance.


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