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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Mountain Climbers

Muscle group: Total body

How to: Get on your hands and knees. Your hands should be slightly ahead of your shoulders, with your fingers pointing forward. Bring your left foot forward and place it on the floor under your chest. Lift your right knee off the ground -- your right leg should now be extended, right toes tucked under, heel up. Keeping your hands firmly on the ground and your abdominals engaged, jump to switch leg positions -- right knee forward and left leg back. Keep your weight evenly distributed on both legs. Do not shift all your weight forward into your front foot.

You can make them as hard or as easy as you want, says Neporent. "Rather than hopping back and forth, you can slow-step as a warm-up. Or for a greater challenge, do all your climbing movement on one leg." Start with 30 seconds and work up to a minute.

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