n vacation some people relax and take a break from training. And some people search frantically for a barbell, not wanting to miss any training opportunities. If you’re reading this, you probably belong to the second group. Good news . . . I’ve got you covered.
Here are 8 non-barbell squat workouts that can be done just about anywhere.
WORKOUTS WITH WEIGHT
When traveling, it is hard to find a barbell and free weights. Most hotels/resorts/campgrounds/cruise ships just don’t have these things. However, many places do have dumbbells or kettle bells. Don’t turn up your nose and walk away! Use them. Here are 4 squat possibilities if you can find some weight.
Q: How much weight should you use?
A: Use something heavy. The last rep in each set should feel very challenging.
WORKOUTS WITHOUT WEIGHT
If you have absolutely no access to weights, consider these 4 options:
In addition to being great vacation workouts, these workouts can be used
- As “finishers” after any weightlifting workout
- Between strength building programs to increase speed and explosiveness in the squat
- As quick workouts if you only have a little time
- As early morning workouts if you want to add a little “extra” to your training