This time of year is packed with traveling to visit friends and family. It can be hard, if not impossible, to bring your gym with you. But in this video, Point Performance’s trainer Phil Silberman demonstrates how easy it is to string together a sequence of single muscle movements into a workout that can be done in a relatively small space with limited equipment that will still work every major muscle group.
Start with a traditional squat, with legs shoulder distance apart. When you squat, be sure to keep your shoulders back and that your knees don’t track inward. Bringing your arms up when you squat can help push your hips back.
To build on this, you can have a set of dumbbells nearby. Placing your hands on the dumbbells, jump your feet out to a plank and back in. Return to standing position. This is a modified burpee. To add a challenge, complete a row with the weights while in the plank. For even more difficulty, jump to plank position, do a push-up and then complete a row with each arm before returning to standing position.