before i go into the details of my lovely weekend away with my lady friends, i thought because this is supposed to be fitness-ish blog i wanted to share with you the killer workout i did this morning in the hotel gym
usually hotel gyms are pretty sparse in what they have, this one at the old saybrook inn & spa wasn’t too shabby!
i was up early, grabbed a quick snack to fuel me through the workout, and left my 3 girlfriends in a dark hotel room sleeping, to go downstairs and get schweaty
i hadn’t scoped out the scene just yet so i wasn’t sure what to expect.
in preparation of the unknown i scribbled down this workout i found online at men’s health
it’s called the spartacus workout 2.0
pretty badass sounding, no?
normally if i were home, my shouders & HIIT workout from my plan from tara would be on the schedule, but because i was unsure of ‘the situation’ i found something that really only involved your body, & some dumbbells, which i figured they must have
turns out? dumbbells they did have!
here’s what i did:
each exercise for 40 seconds of work then 20 seconds of rest. i completed the circuit twice through (setting my interval timer app) then i did 10 minutes of sprints on the treadmill and completed the circuit twice through again to finish off with HIIT of 1 minute on, 30 seconds off on the rower yes the rower
circuits went like this:
- dumbbell hang pull (20lb dumbbells)
- off set dumbbell reverse lunge (25lb dumbbell) <--- 2 circuits because it was left leg then right leg
- single arm kettlebell (or dumbbell) swing (25lb dumbbell) <--- 2 circuits (right arm then left)
- squat press (20lb dumbbells)
- single arm single leg row (25lb dumbbell) <--- 2 circuits (right leg then left leg/arm)
each ‘set’ was 8 sets so a total of 16 minutes for the first go-round
then 10 minutes of HIIT.
second set was a lot harder but really great. another 16 minutes of circuits
and then 10 minutes of HIIT on the row machine (which i thought was pretty cool that they had)
was it a good workout?
balls. it was a great workout. probably the best ‘hotel’ workout i’ve ever had and you could really do it anywhere as long as you have some dumbbells!
i left a sweaty mess
its time for brunch! word ‘round town is it’s a pretty epic brunch spread
don’t mind if i do!
love to love you <3
cawfee tawk! what’s your go-to workout if you want to get one in and you’re traveling?