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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Muscle group: Legs and glutes

How to: Stand facing forward, chest up and feet shoulder-width apart or slightly wider. Extend arms out in front of you for balance -- they should be parallel to the floor. Keeping your back straight, slowly lower your hips, making sure your knees line up with your toes (not turned in or out). Imagine you're about to sit on a chair and continue lowering your body as far as balance allows. Pause and push back up through your heels to starting position. Neporent suggests starting with a quarter squat until you're warmed up. "If you have good knees, keep you feet together to isolate your quads. Or try a wide squat to target inner thighs." Repeat 15 times for two to three sets.

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