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Achieving your resolution of getting in a little better shape this year can be tough when you spend a lot of time on the road. Gym memberships are difficult to maintain, workout space is limited and sometimes you just feel drained after a long day of driving.
But it’s not impossible to stay fit while traveling, and it doesn’t have to involve long workouts and seeking out a Gold’s Gym in every town you visit. Mix some of these exercises into your daily routine, and you’ll find that your resolution isn’t so tough to keep after all.
Bend your knees into a crouching position until your thighs are perpendicular to your shins. Instead of rising back to a standing position as you would for a normal squat, push off of the floor and jump as high as you possibly can.
Cross your arms in front of you to prevent them from assisting you with the jump. In each workout session, try to complete three sets of ten jump squats.
Elevated Push Ups
This exercise is a simple pushup, but with your feet elevated in the air. You can elevate your feet on your RV couch, a picnic table or a number of items around the campsite.
Perform these just like you would a standard push up, but instead of doing the repititions quickly, pause each push up for a few seconds when your chest is near the ground. Aim for three sets of 15 reps, and you’ll know your arms are in good shape.
Work your lower abdominal muscles by laying with your back flat on the ground and your hands loose at your sides. Lift your legs up together until they are perpendicular to your body (or as close to perpendicular as you can get them). See if you can work up to three sets of 15 reps with this exercise.
At Specialty RV, we don’t want gym memberships and long workout routines to hold you back from enjoying the RV lifestyle. Work these three simple exercises into your daily travel schedule, and you’ll realize that staying in shape on the road is easier than it seems.