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Travel-Friendly Workout: Core & Upper Body Fitness Routine

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Travel-Friendly Workout: Core & Upper Body Fitness Routine

We’ve got a special treat for you (insert our best coach “evil chuckle” here!).


It’s a sneaky core and upper body workout that you can do almost anywhere… requires no equipment (although you can use some if you want)... and it takes just 10-15 minutes.


This kind of workout is PERFECT for when you’re traveling or don’t have much time. 


But also… if you DO have more time, you can turn this already effective workout into a longer session by expanding the cardio breaks to 3-5 minutes.



Warm up with some easy cardio (brisk walking) and dynamic stretches (arm circles, trunk rotations, etc.) 


THEN, repeat this circuit 2-3x:

  • Push-up – 60 seconds

  • Russian Twist – 60 seconds

  • Half-Kneeling Woodchop – 60 seconds (30 seconds each side)

  • Plank Drag Through – 60 seconds

  • Cardio Break (Examples: Walking, High Knees, Jumping Jacks, etc.) – 60 seconds


Cool down to return heart rate to normal and stretch.


TIPS: If you don’t have access to weights for the Russian twist, woodchop, or plank drag-through, you can hold anything from a shoe or book to a backpack! Or just use your body weight.


Try to do as many reps as you can with good form in 60 seconds… take breaks as needed!

Next time you’re short on time or feeling the travel bug, give this workout a shot and feel the burn!

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The Method3 Fitness Team


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