Don’t own a single dumbbell, kettlebell or medicine ball? Hey, we don’t blame you. Workout equipment can be pricey — and take up tons of space. Plus, when you’re on the road — for business or for pleasure — you can forget about packing it (especially if you have any hope of fitting your carry-on in the plane’s overhead bin). That being said, not having gear is no excuse for skipping workout. (Hello, that’s what Daily Burn 365 is for!)
Besides using your own bodyweight, which has the ability to tone you from head-to-toe and get your heart pumping, there are other ways of — for lack of better words — “hacking” your own workout equipment. Case in point: the towel. Seemingly unobtrusive (and at a hotel, especially plush), a terry cloth towel can actually serve as a fantastic toning tool. Consider it your ticket to the towel workout.
As Daily Burn 365 trainer Becca Pace says, “When you pull a towel tight, you’re creating resistance.” Pace, who demos the moves above, swears by using the bathroom essential to work your back and stabilizer muscles, which can be difficult to target through bodyweight-only moves, she adds.
To complete the routine, do each move for one-minute — or 30 seconds on each side, for the squat-to-lunge rotations. Feeling beast-like? Run through the set twice — or hey, we’ll double dare you to try it three times.
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