Hotel Room Workout Situps

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Just because you are on the road doesn’t mean you should put your health and well being on the back burner. Even if you don’t have access to a real gym while traveling, you can turn your hotel room into your own private gym. Here are some situps that will add variety to your quick workout.

Army/Elevation Situps

The Army way of doing almost any exercise usually creates a harder workout for your body. The Army method of doing situps, also known as elevation situps, isolates and works out your abdominal muscles even harder. In order to execute this challenging situp properly, lie flat on your back with your hands behind your head. Then, raise your hips and backside off the ground and bend your knees to form a right angle with the ground. Keeping your elbows steady and pointing to the sides, sit up until you feel your core getting its workout. It shouldn’t be easy!

navy sit upsTorso Twists

Torso twisting situps are best done to work out the side of your abdominal muscles that you may affectionately be calling “love handles”. You start out in an upright seated postion, but with your arms to your side and your knees bent. Then twist your torso to one side, being sure to keep you chest facing front, all the while bending and straightening your legs, pulling your knees to the side of your torso in order to get the ultimate workout.

Leg Lifts

Yes, we know these aren’t technically situps, but they work the same part of your body! Leg lifts primarily work your lower abdominal muscles. To do these right, lie flat on your back with your arms to your sides. Bend your legs at a 90 degree angle, with your calves parallel to the floor. Next, straighten your legs so that your toes are pointed toward the ceiling. Try, without bending your legs, to slowly lower your legs so that they are only an inch or so off the ground. Repeat this movement a few times and you should have your abs crying out in no time!

With all of these exercises, and with most any other exercise, it is important to keep your form and do things the right way. You could technically do 15 or 20 sets of situps, but will you be doing them right and getting the optimal workout? Probably not after the first few sets. Keep in mind that doing two sets with flawless form is better than doing four sets and getting lazy after the first two.

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