THE HOTEL ROOM WORKOUT THAT ACTUALLY WORKS

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Travelling is a surefire way to throw a spanner in the works when it comes to your fitness regime, but whether you’re away for work or pleasure, staying on top of your workouts is actually easier than you think. You don’t even need access to a gym to make it work - all you need is a little space in your hotel room or even outside in the sunshine and you can keep your fitness levels up, energy sky high and mood in check. And the best part? It only takes 10 minutes.

Try this super simple full-body workout to keep yourself ticking over. Do 45 seconds of each exercise with 15 seconds of rest in between. Then rest for a minute and do 20 seconds of rest with 10 seconds of rest in between.

High knees

-Sprint on the spot, driving your knees up as high as you can with each stride.

-Pump your arms for momentum.

Prisoner squat jumps

-Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and hands behind your head, elbows out to the side.

-Squat down to lower your bum down behind you as if you’re sitting into a chair, keeping your weight in your heels, chest up and shoulders back.

-Jump up as high as you can and land softly.

Press-ups with ankle touches

-Start in a high plank position with feet hip-width apart and hands under the shoulders. Keeping your body in a straight line, bend your arms to lower your chest towards the floor.

-Extend your arms to push back up into a high plank.

-Pike up to reach your left ankle with your right hand, shift your weight forwards back into a high plank, then pike up to reach your right ankle with your left hand, keeping your legs as straight as possible.

-Return to high plank position.

Russian twists

-Sit on your bum with feet off the floor, leaning back so your torso is around 45 degrees off the ground.

-Clasp your hands together and rotate your torso all the way to the left, then all the way to the right, touching your hands on the floor on each side if you can.

Chest-to-floor burpee

-Place your hands on the floor directly beneath your shoulders and jump your feet back into a high plank position.

-Lower your chest to fully rest on the floor.

-Push back up into a high plank position then jump your feet back in towards your hands.

-Jump up as high as you can then land softly.

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