Spring break is finally here, and while you are pumped, you're also concerned about leaving your fitness routine behind. The fact is, it's probably going to be difficult to continue your workout program while you're sipping margaritas on the beach.
That doesn't mean that you still can't challenge yourself with exercises. Here are 8 exercises you can do that fit seamlessly into your vacation itinerary.
1. Strength Exercise
If you're unable to pack your own exercise equipment or don't have access to a gym, you can still get in strength exercises. Just be sure to push yourself with the same intensity as you do at the gym. Incorporate the following exercises into your vacation routine:
One of the keys with this routine is to challenge your body without weights providing added resistance. Slowing down your reps to four to eight seconds each will increase the muscle's time under tension. Or, instead of using your full range of motion, shorten the movement and keep the reps short and fast.
2. Walk/Run On The Beach
Walking or running in sand is not only a great workout, but it also burns more calories than walking on flat ground. Wearing shoes will help prevent shin splints, which can be brought on by walking bhttp://www.ralphrobertspersonaltrainer.com/blog/10-quick-exercises-you-can-do-at-homearefoot for too long.
3. Play Volleyball
Volleyball is fun and it burns calories quickly. Plus, it's a great way to meet other people.
Snorkeling is a great way to enjoy the water and get in some exercise, but it's more leisurely than regular swimming, in which you have more control over the intensity.
Swim laps in the pool or swim around the ocean to burn calories.
Hiking enables you to enjoy nature and sight-seeing, and you'll burn more calories if you add elevation to your walk. Carrying a backpack will provide even more of a challenge.
Whether you are at the lake or the beach, rent a kayak or canoe for a few hours. Work out your arms and soak up the beautiful scenery at the same time.
8. Practice Yoga
If you are at the beach or the lake, could you ask for a more relaxing place to do yoga? Get up early and greet the day with a sunrise yoga session.
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