Beach Work Out – Shoulders and Back
Just because you are on vaca doesn’t mean the workouts have to stop. When I travel I like to bring resistance bands along because they are light, pack easy, and you can utilize them for every body part.
I was able to get a great back and shoulder workout while on vacation in Montezuma, Costa Rica. I love working out on the beach. There is so much good, happy energy when the sun is shining and you hear the waves crashing . For me, there is no better gym than this!
Warmup: 10 minute run on the beach
For the Following do 4 sets of 12-15 reps- Listen to your body and adjust the reps accordingly
- Overhead Press- Stand with both your feet on top of the yellow tubing. Extend your arms 90 degrees to your shoulders and press up.
- Figure 8 Lat Pulldown- Start with your arms extended above your head and pull your arms down behind your head in line with your shoulders, squeezing your lats as you pull down
- Alternate Shoulder Raise- Secure the tubing so you have enough tension. Start with your arm down by your side and raise to be in line with your shoulder.
- Seated Row- While sitting down, extend your legs straight out in front of you. Wrap the tubing around your feet to get the tension that you need and wrap the handles around your hands. While keeping your back straight and upright, extend your arms straight toward your toes and pull in keeping your hands close to your sides.
Go Ahead and get at it. Treat yourself after to a nice swim in the ocean!