Traveling for the Holidays? Let This Gym-Free Workout Keep You in Shape

Chances are you'll wind up with something you don't like this Christmas. Don't make love handles one of them! Yes, staying with relatives and friends over the holidays makes it tough to stick with your regular workouts, but that's no excuse -- not when you have this easy, no-equipment-required workout (17 Photos)

Linda Melone on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:03AM

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Traveling for the Holidays? Let This Gym-Free Workout Keep You in Shape

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Bulgarian Split Squat

Muscle group: Legs and glutes

How to: Stand with your back to a chair or step. Shift weight onto your right leg, bend your left leg and bring it behind you -- resting the ball of your left foot on the step or chair. Keeping your right knee slightly bent, put your hands on your hips, engage your abdominals and slowly bend your right leg into a one-legged squat. Keep knee lined up with your toes, not turned in or out. Continue lowering your body until your right thigh is parallel to the ground. Slowly push back up and repeat 12 times for two to three reps. " Stick your butt back to challenge both balance and glutes," says Irv Rubenstein, exercise physiologist and founder of S.T.E.P.S., a fitness facility in Nashville, TN.

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