When I started making YouTube video for Diet.com, I loved to create cardio and strength training workouts that you could do outside. When you’re stuck inside an office all day, why do you want to spend another hour indoors? Same goes for when I’m on vacation.
By combining cardio and strength, you burn more calories while melting away fat and sculpting the muscle underneath to create a lean and strong look fast. It also raises your metabolism the rest of the day so if you are on vacation and plan to make a few splurges, it makes you feel better.
While visiting St Thomas, there were these breathtaking stairs that were long and killer. I used them one day while I was there to get in a Barry’s Bootcamp style workout combining body weight strength training moves and running up and down the stairs.
One round will take you ten minutes but I recommend doing this at least 3 times for 3 total sets. It is an intermediate workout but beginner friendly. If you are just starting your fitness journey, walk the steps instead of run.
The video features a the 5 minute follow along strength training routine. You can do now in your living room or office even actually since you don’t need any equipment! I also explain the rest of the workout details.
Here are some of my favorite moves that you will find in the video:
- High Plank
- Cross Body Plank Crunch
- Hip Lifts
- Single Leg Hip Lift
- Arm Circles
And yes, I shot this video while 10 weeks pregnant.. It feels so long ago!!!! I can’t believe how self-conscious I was about the little weight gain from my carb cravings! Bagels were my go to for a good two-week stretch.
This is the 3rd Fit in Paradise video uploaded this week. Make sure you check out the first two:
Beach Run and Booty Lifting Routine
5 Things You Need To Do on Your Next Vacation
Do you like body weight workouts or do you prefer to add some iron?
This post is not sponsored but my participation in the Fit In Paradise collaboration was sponsored by Marriott. You can read more about it here.
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner says
I don’t have a gym right now so I am loving this video. Thanks for sharing. Oh and by the way…I would have never known you were 10 weeks pregnant. You look great!
Bodyweight is the best! But I love using weights to make things even harder!