7 Workout Moves You Can Do on Vacation

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If you are looking to maintain your workout regimen even when you’re on vacation, you are in luck. World-renowned fitness trainer David Kirsch has five easy moves you can try from the comfort of your hotel room, beach house, or anywhere else you rest your head. Just because you are taking a break from your normal routine, doesn’t mean your workouts have to fall to the wayside. Try out these seven moves to find your favorite ones!

1. Hip Abduction

With front raises and resistance bands around your ankles. 

1. Start with your feet shoulder-width apart, with a resistance band around your ankles holding a pair of dumbbells at your sides.

2. Extend your right foot out to the side while simultaneously lifting your arms in front of you. That’s one rep. Perform fifteen reps on each side.

2. Hip Extension

With side laterals and resistance bands around your ankles. 

1. Start with your feet shoulder-width apart, with a resistance band around your ankles holding a pair of dumbbells at your sides.

2. Extend your right foot out in front of you while simultaneously lifting your arms out to the side. That’s one rep. Perform fifteen reps on each side.

3. Plank

With dumbbell row and triceps extensions. 

1. Start in a plank position with a dumbbell (or water bottle) in your hand.

2. Pull up your right arm, keeping it close to your side and immediately extend your arm extend your arm back to engage your triceps. Repeat fifteen times on each side.

4. Spiderman Push-ups

1. Start in a push-up position with your hands shoulder-width apart and directly under your chest.

2. Lower yourself into a push-up, then bring your right knee toward your right shoulder. During the next push-up, bring your left knee toward your left shoulder. Perform twenty repetitions.

5. Side Plank Oblique Crunches

1. Position yourself in a side plank, resting on your right forearm, with your left arm behind your head.

2. Bring your left elbow in toward your belly, then return to the starting position. Do fifteen repetitions on each side.

6. Single Leg Deadlift

1. Start with your feet shoulder-width apart. Balancing on your right leg, bend at the waist and reach your left hand down to your right foot, extend your left leg straight behind you.

2. Keep both hips square (i.e. facing down) during movement. Return to the starting position. That’s one rep. Perform fifteen repetitions on each leg.

7. Plie Toe Squats

1. Start with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart and turned out at forty-five-degree angles, with your hands on your hips. As you squat down, simultaneously lift your heels as high as you can.

2. Return to starting position. That’s one rep. Perform fifteen repetitions. This move is great for your hard-to-engage upper inner thigh.