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Work Out on the Road The No-Equipment Workout

To dedicated athletes, the thought of laying on a beach for a week during vacation sounds absurd. So what should you do when you have to leave your workout routine behind? Luckily, there’s a workout for you. The Sore Legs, No EquipmentWorkout was created by Bobby Maximus, author of“Maximus Body.”While this workout is especially beneficial for endurance and strength athletes, anyone up a creek without a paddle— or in a hotel roomwithout gym access —will find this workout helpful. Maximus’Sore Legs, No EquipmentWorkout involves a series of repeated lunges and wall-sits. Not only will this give you more stamina during a long run or ride, but you’ll also get rid of aches and pains. Even if you don’t have issues running now, you’ll prevent these issues down the road thanks to this workout. Most strength athletes find themselves in a rut because they don’t do enough repetitions. This workout solves that problem. The number of repetitions increases your lower body strength and challenges you mentally too. The Sore Legs, No EquipmentWorkout involves 40 alternating bodyweight lunges, followed by a 30-second wall-sit. Then, 38 alternating lunges, followed by another 30-second wall-sit. You reduce the number of lunges by two until you are down to two alternating Relying on destiny makes people complacent. When you assume there’s already a plan in place, you may put your life on autopilot, drift aimlessly, and fall into a habit of small, meaningless decisions. This could lead to a hollow fate, but one that you can avoid with effort. As internationally acclaimed Fortune 500 consultant Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D., explains, “The toughest decision a person will ever make is determining his or her ultimate purpose in life.” Hankel has worked with leading corporations around the world and regularly presents at premier academic institutions, including Harvard University and Oxford University. In his book “Black Hole Focus,” Hankel rejects the complacent notion of destiny entirely, instead giving individuals the tools they need to find and fulfill their own purpose. Hankel starts by presenting research that links having a clear purpose with slower rates of mental decline and greater longevity. This is due to the fact that having a purpose enables you to meet your three prime needs: growth, connection, and autonomy. By “ruthlessly evaluat[ing] your current position,” as Hankel instructs, you determine if these prime needs are being met. Your purpose is determined when you established a plan to meet all of these needs. Book Review: ‘Black Hole Focus’

lunges and a 30-second wall-sit. To get the most out of this workout, it’s recommended that you make it through the workout without resting.

You’ll find that a few reps into this Sore Legs, No EquipmentWorkout, your legs will be just that—sore. But it’s a great way to add variety into your normal workout routine and keep you at your strongest all summer long.

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