As someone who travels often, a workout was the most likely item to plummet to the bottom of my to-do list. That is until I started burst training.

No gym, no equipment, no time...is no problem with burst training

Burst training involves exercising at 90-100% of your maximum heart rate for 30-60 seconds, followed by 30-60 seconds of lower intensity exercise or resting. The burst training workout below is a full-body, sweat-producing, excuse-free exercise that can be done in your hotel room in 18 minutes. All you need is workout clothes and a timer.

According to Dr. Josh Axe, who runs one of the top ten most visited natural health websites in the world, "[Burst training] is the most effective way to burn fat and lose weight. Studies have shown that people who do this type of burst or interval training lose six times more fat than people who do long distance cardio exercise. And they exercise half the time."

The biggest benefit of burst training for me has been the increased energy and focus. If I burst train in my hotel room before speaking in front of an audience, my on-stage performance is elevated thanks to clearer thoughts and higher energy. 

Try this burst training workout next time you find yourself resisting the gym or a run while on the road.

18-Minute Energy Boosting Hotel Room Workout

  1. Run in place (30 seconds)
  2. Push-ups (30 seconds)
  3. Break (30 seconds)
  4. Pulsing squats (30 seconds)
  5. Bicycle kicks (30 seconds)
  6. Break (30 seconds)
  7. Mountain climbers (30 seconds)
  8. Burpees (30 seconds)
  9. Break (30 seconds)
  10. Repeat the above 3 more times. 

 

For maximum benefit, exercise as fast and as hard as you can. 

Here is what the exercise looks like in action.