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“Very few people have the luxury of having any piece of gym equipment they might want at their house or while traveling. What I have learned is that fancy equipment may be nice to have and use to keep things interesting, but you really don’t need it to achieve remarkable fitness.”
Our 10 part Hotel Workout Series is over but I want to keep discussing how we can get in great workouts with minimal equipment. Very few people have the luxury of having any piece of gym equipment they might want at their house or while traveling. What I have learned is that fancy equipment may be nice to have and use to keep things interesting, but you really don’t need it to achieve remarkable fitness. In fact, you can train with a friend with only one or two pieces of equipment easily found almost anywhere and get a should crushing workout in a fairly short amount of time.
The Leap Frog workout is one of my favorite formats and you can do it with any type of equipment - you just need one more station than you have people (2 people = 3 workout stations). This workout is AMRAP (As Many Round As Possible) in 20 minutes or whatever time you set. After you get the hang of this format you can easily create your own routines with whatever gear you have. Here are some ways and ideas on how you can do these workouts:
10 Pull-ups (partner 2 is resting) finish pull ups and call out partner’s name who will start on the Dumbbell reps. (Partner 1 moves to the Pushup Station)
10 Dumbbell Single Arm Clean And Jerks (partner 1 rests and waits to hear his name to signal the start of his pushups)
10 Push-ups (partner 2 rests and waits to hear his name to signal the start of the next round which will have partner 2 at the pullup station. Each round will have the partners alternating stations like this)
Continue to go through these rounds for the designated time and keep track of your rounds. The goal is to get as many rounds as possible.
We will do this format with assault bike, shuttle running, treadmill, barbell and more. You can do this type of workout with as many people as you want or split into teams of 2. The important thing is that the exercises take close to the same amount of time. So if the weight is really heavy maybe 5 dumbbell clean-and-jerks are a good match up to 10 pull-ups.
Let me know what workouts you come up with and if you have any ones that work super well I might share them on the podcast!
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