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The Problem?

You’re out of town and don’t have access to a gym so you decide to just do a workout in your hotel room. You start to think about all the bodyweight moves you can do and try to string together a decent workout but end up with something like this:

-100 push-ups

-200 air squats

-300 crunches

-400 mountain climbers

Okay, you get the point. You can’t mountain climb and burpee your way to a good workout. So you have a small problem…

What’s the Big Deal?

Something is not always better than nothing in terms of workout quality. High quality movements are a top priority and doing mindless exercises like crunches, sit-ups, burpees and things of that nature probably won’t be worth your time. Honestly.

The Solution?

Here’s how to fix this issue. Look around the room for the safe. There is generally one in every room and they are usually the same shape (long rectangles). The safe itself is 10-15lbs. Plus, you can add items to it to make it heavier. Now you can add a little bit of load to movements patterns that you actually train – push, pull, hinge, squat, lunge and carry. Those will have carryover. Doing 1,000 sit-ups on a gross hotel floor won’t. Try it.