Sun -- 3 mile run
Mon -- 30 minute / 6 mph run on treadmill
Tue -- 30 minutes on elliptical trainer
Wed -- Nothing
Thu -- Nothing
Fri -- Nothing
Sat -- Something (see below)
So what was the "something"? Since I was out in the East Texas woods, I didn't feel like running and getting chased by dogs. So I concocted a blend of a few exercises that would focus on cardio, legs and core, with a little upper body thrown in to make it fun. Here's the circuit:
- 100 jumps with a jump rope
- 10 reps of duck walk lunges
- 10 squat thrusts with push up; i.e. 6 points
I repeated this 4 times. It wasn't that difficult when I was doing the workout, although jump rope work is like sprinting, and I never feel conditioned for it. Regardless, it is one day later, and my quads are screaming. My neck and back are stiff, but I'm not sure if that's from sleeping in an unfamiliar bed or from the workout.
If you're traveling and are able to take a jump rope or buy one locally, this is a good indoor workout. To make it more fun, ask your two brothers to come along, and have them make fun of you while you do your workout. They can start by calling you "Chicken Legs", and finish by asking you if you learned your workout from "Sweating to the Oldies". It worked for me.