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When it comes to excuses for not going to the gym, ‘not having enough time’ definitely makes the top three. We get it, life gets busy and you can’t always stick to your routine, however putting your workouts first is a must if you want to achieve your fitness goals.
One of the easiest ways to make sure you don’t slack off when your schedule gets filled up is to start working out on the go. Whether you’re in on the road or meal prepping, you can always find five minutes to get in a few pushups, triceps dips or use a workout app.
Our favorite is the smart strength training app from Activ5. Isometric workouts are the easiest to do on the go and this piece of tech is the best on the market. It has tons of 5 minute workouts that are personalized based on your strength level which means that everyone from beginners to pros can use it. And the best part? You can take it anywhere.
Not sure where to get started? Here are four places you can work out that aren’t the gym.
While you’re waiting for your chicken to cook, utilize the kitchen surfaces and get in a quick workout. Planks, squats and lunges are all effective exercises that you can do whether your kitchen in teeny tiny or huge.
Getting in a workout during your lunch break isn’t always possible, especially when your boss drops work on your desk at the last minute. Don’t let that stop you though. It’s important to keep your body moving, even when you’re sitting down for long periods of time. The Activ5 allows you to improve your strength without leaving your chair.
Another easy way to get yourself moving is to jog on the spot for 30-45 seconds at least three times. You can also do a wall sit for 30 seconds at a time or even squeeze your glutes for 20 seconds while you’re still working.
When you’re in an Uber or with your BFF on a long road trip you can still get in a great workout. Some easy ones to try:
• Take your left hand are put it against your left ear. Push the two together for 30 seconds and then release. Repeat on other side.
• Press your feet together and hold for 20 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times.
• Tense your ab muscles for 20-30 seconds and release. Repeat 3-5 times.
Sometimes you just need to unwind and watch a little television and it’s important to switch your brain off. You don’t need to switch your body off though because there are a ton of exercises you can do while in the comfort of your living room. Try crunches, triceps dips, squats or even split lunges, using the couch to balance.
Want to know more about the Activ5? Head to their website for testimonials, how-tos and more.