Friday, January 13, 2012

Maintain Your Weight Loss Goals with Hotel Room Exercise

Staying in a hotel is not the green light for you to start neglecting your weight loss exercises. Just because you are not home does not mean you can’t do a few easy exercises in the comfort of your hotel room. Here are a few exercises you can do to keep those weight loss goals and weight lose motivation in sight.

The bed push-up
Nobody really wants to lie face down on the hotel room carpet. This exercise is a great way to do a push-up while avoiding that weird stain on the floor. What you need to do is place your shoulders onto the edge of the bed. Now scoot your feet out until you are resting against the bed in the same form you would have had you laid on the floor. Now proceed to do your push-up. The best part is that when your exhausted you have a nice soft bed right in front of you to crawl into.

The table lunge
Lunges are a great way to work your legs. Your hotel room has a great way to help you out with your lunges. All you need is a table or a chair. Place one foot onto the table. With your other foot firmly planted in front of you, bend at the knee. Do this until you form a 90-degree angle with your leg you are standing on. Now work your way back to a standing position. Continue to do this until one leg is exhausted. Swap what leg is on the table and repeat the process.

Jumping jacks
You might remember jumping jacks from your days as a young lad. The benefit to jumping jacks is that they require very little space and can get your heart rate up. This turns into a great cardio exercise. Perhaps you have forgotten how to do said jumping jack. Here is what you do. Start off by standing tall and straight. Jump into the air. While jumping, spread your legs open and bring your hands over your head. Jump again and close your legs while bringing your hand back to your side. Continue to do this for as long as you are able.

The table squat
Just like lunges, squats do a great job of working your legs. Keep in mind that your legs are the biggest muscle group in your body. Working these hard can help with those weight loss goals you have set. A squat consists of planting your feet under your shoulders. Bend at your knee while sticking your rump out behind you. Stop when your knees form a 90-degree angle. Now work your way back to a standing position. Use a table if you need something to tell you when to stop. Mix up squats with lunges for a terrific leg workout that will leave you happy you have a bed close by.

You can easily take just about any exercise and convert it into a hotel room exercise. These are just a few examples to help you during your travels. Now you have no reason to loose sight of your weight loss goal.