I’m here in El Salvador and craving a different kind of workout besides the good ol hiking and walking. I look over in our room and see this… A gym!
With the elevated step up and the open ceiling, it gives great opportunity to stimulate a variety of muscles. Let’s play!
Starting with some of my favorites is the range of pull ups.
A little shoulder action by trying to force the top of your hands through the sides of the door panel. Hold for one minute and when you think you can’t do it any longer, hold for 10 more seconds. Finally when your muscles start to quiver, push for 5 more seconds!
A few dips
The step was great for a few variations on the classic push up. First by elevating the feet, then creating an uneven ground for the hands to press from. Both of these little changes trigger different muscles.
I bring in the elastic band to play with since it’s rare I have a sturdy over hang to pull from.
More band work using the door handle as a base.
Friendly reminder to use commonsense and check the lock before closing the door. This will prevent our super hero Walter from having to come to the rescue… I guess this is my mid workout rest!
Finishing up with a couple lower body drills.
A way to get more resistance with the calf raise is to apply pressure above you (acting like an extra weight).
I think my next “workout” should be a little dancing at the local disco tech…