FIT LIFE: A workout you can take on the road
Published: Aug. 5, 2019 at 8:49 AM CDT
KY3's Paul Adler visits with Pam Morris of XFit to get a workout for your next road trip.
Adjustable, portable straps, with extra extenders and door anchors are one of Pam's favorite exercise tools. They're commonly known as TRX straps. But, many brands are currently available. The straps can be attached to jungle gym bars at the park or fence posts at tennis and baseball fields. They give you unlimited exercise potential on the road. The straps are light-weight and fold easily into a small travel bag. Start with large muscle group exercises like squats, repeat 10-15 times. Move on to inverted rows and rows with bicep curls, 10-15 reps each. Change direction and you're able to perform push-ups, tricep extensions and planks in a suspended fashion. You will be surprised by the core work you will receive by changing the angle, center of gravity and strap length. It's perfect for bridging and ab workouts. Incorporate unilateral moves too. For example, you could do single leg lunge, single leg deadlifts, one-arm rows and bicep curls. You can combine the TRX workout on the road with other options including jump ropes, fitness loops and bands. Mix in these popular body-weight exercises into your home and travel routines this summer and you'll never have to miss a workout. If you have more questions, get started with an experienced trainer, or find a class!