Afraid of gaining kilos during summer vacation? Try this quick holiday workout

While summer vacations are the perfect to enjoy your time, it doesn't have to come at the cost of a fit 'you.' If you don't want unnecessary holiday weight, here are some expert-approved holiday workout you can do anywhere.
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A no-equipment holiday workout plan just for you! Image courtesy; Adobe Stock
Arushi Bidhuri Updated: 1 Jun 2023, 10:53 am IST
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Summer is upon us and so is the holiday season. One of the best things about summer vacation is taking a break from all the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Nothing beats the excitement of finally getting time to go on a travel that you would enjoy like it’s your last day or lying on the couch all day until it’s necessary. The endless fun may make you think “I’m on vacation. What’s the harm?” but the vacation weight can become harder to shed than imagine. While we cannot incorporate a heavy workout, a simple holiday workout may be able to help you stay fit on your vacation. Plus, no regrets afterwards!

Fitness trainer Shwetambari Shetty recently took to her Instagram to share a quick holiday workout that can help you feel the heat, maintain muscle mass and burn calories.

Quick holiday workout to keep vacation weight at bay

You can try this holiday workout in the comfort of your home and even on vacations.

Set 1

This is a set of three exercises that focus on strengthening the body and improving its balance. Do three rounds of these exercises to feel the burn.

  • 20 Air squats

Air squats are a great exercise that helps strengthen the body and improve its balance. This exercise targets the glutes, quads, thighs, and hamstrings. They also help strengthen your core and work on your core.

  • 20 Incline climbers

A great exercise to build core strength and agility. This one exercise is actually a total-body workout that helps stabilises your body.

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  • 100 High knees

The high knees exercise develops lower body endurance and strength. It helps burn calories, enhance coordination, and strengthen the abdominal muscles. It also improves cardiovascular endurance.

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This high knee exercise should be a part of your holiday workout. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Set 2

This set also comprises of three exercises that focus on your lower body and abdomen. The fitness trainer recommends doing at least three rounds of this set.

  • 20 Tricep dip

Tricep dips work on all three muscles of your triceps and helps tone your upper body. It helps build strength in your arms, shoulders, and chest. Also known as bench dips, these are touted to be one of the best exercises for building muscles.

Also Read: 11 possible tricep dips mistakes that are sabotaging your workout session

  • 20 Bulgarian split squats

This one is a lower-body workout that helps tone the leg muscles, including the quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. Additionally, it is a one-leg exercise that works extremely hard to keep you balanced.

  • 100 Jumping jacks

One of the best exercises for weight loss, jumping jacks is an exercise that helps burn belly fat and get rid of chubby arms and legs. It also boosts the metabolism which helps you burn fat and lose weight by helping you burn a lot of calories.

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Jumping Jacks may be the perfect holiday exercise for the whole body! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

She writes that it may seem like easy sets but when you do it for 30 minutes, you will feel the burn. So, what are you waiting for? Make these exercises a part of your holiday workout today to keep your weight in check.

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