Do you know how long it’s been since I made a fitness video? Years.

It’s time for a comeback. You need me.

You’re going to be exercising for the rest of your life. You’re gonna have different goals, hit plateaus, want solutions. You’re gonna need direction. I will be your fearless leader. Your forever fitness coach. I will inspire you to keep working that thang by creating content that is helpful and fun. If ours is going to be a long-term relationship, it can’t be boring. I won’t stand for it.

This video shows a full body workout you can do anywhere. The only thing you need is a TRX, or a hammock. Yes, a hammock. I was in Laos when I made this video. I didn’t have a gym. I had to make it do what it do.

Part of me wants to warn you about this video. The other part doesn’t.

If you didn’t watch the video, you missed out. But I’ll meet you where you are.

Full Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The only thing you need is a TRX, or a hammock. Do 1 minute of each exercise. Take a rest after the last exercise in the sequence. Repeat this circuit until you’ve done 5 sets.

Focus: Strength and core
Level: Intermediate/advanced
Total time: 30 minutes-ish.

1. Incline Pushups. For the chest, triceps, and core. Hold on to the device with both hands. In a straight plank, lower yourself down then push yourself up. If you can’t do it, put your hands on a stable surface, like a table or bench.

2. Bulgarian Split Squats. For the butt and legs. Stand tall and lower your back knee to the floor. When you return to the start position, squeeze your butt. This is muy importante. Warning: this may cause discomfort in your back foot. It does for me. Play around with the foot position until you’re comfortable. If you can’t make it work, don’t use the TRX.

3. Jack Knife. For the arms, abs, and hip flexors. Get into a pushup position and place your feet on the device. Pull your feet to your head with straight legs. To make it easier, bend your knees. To make it harder, hold the pike position for 2 seconds before returning to the start position.

4. Chin ups or Pull ups. For the back, biceps, and core. Grab onto something overhead and pull yourself up. Then slowly lower yourself. Play with your grip (underhand, overhand) to find what’s best for you.

5. Plank knee to elbow. For the shoulders and abs. Hold the device with both hands. Bring your right knee forward to touch the right arm. Repeat on the other side. This is all about control. If it’s too difficult, put your hands on the floor.

Let me know how it goes. Forever yours, Angel


4 Comments

Angel · 06/06/2017 at 8:29 am

@Jen. Jen, Jen, Jen! My favorite retired violin prodigy. 🙂 Two kids, I bet they are beautiful souls. By now, you should be mended and back in exercise mode. Reach out to me any time you have questions or need me to yell. xo!

Jen · 01/31/2017 at 3:29 pm

Oh, how I’ve missed you, sweet Angel!! I’ve been keeping track of you and so glad that you’re doing well. Just had baby #2 (Harrison, named after Evan’s great grandfather), and am itching to get back into shape as soon as I’m fully mended. Your video is inspiring me. Can’t wait to get into the full swing of things. Take care, you!

Angel · 01/28/2017 at 12:53 pm

@Ginny. Thank you!

GInny · 01/23/2017 at 7:50 pm

Great video!

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