A Van Friendly workout with Samm Haden of The Haden Way
Samm is personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She teaches online workouts that are quick, effective and can be done anywhere and anytime. She promotes a healthy lifestyle that is attainable for everyone. It is a common misconception that it is challenging to lead a well-balanced and healthy life on the road. Whether you decide to travel with exercise equipment or are utilizing the van as your equipment, Samm gives you ideas for a quick and easy workout that will leave you sweating and ready to take on the road.
Perform all four exercises. Do each exercise for 30 seconds with 30 seconds of rest in between exercises – try and complete 5 rounds.
Exercise 1: Lateral Step Up
Plant your foot on the van step facing the back of the van with your hips shifted back. Drive through the heel of the foot on the van and stand all the way up. Slow lower down to the ground while maintaining tension on the heel of the foot on the step. Switch sides after 30 seconds on one side.
Exercise 2: Tricep Dip
Plant your palms on the van step with your fingertips facing your body. Draw your shoulders back and together and keep your hips close to the step. Maintain a bend in your knees and push through your palms as you bend and extend at the elbow.
Exercise 3: Incline Push Up
Plant your palms on the step of the van while facing the van. Take a couple steps back to set up in a high plank position. Pushing through the palms, bend at the elbows and lower all the way down till your chest almost touches the step. Driving through the palms again, straighten through the arms and come back into the high plank position.
Exercise 4: Sit to Squat Jump
Using the van, take a seat on the step with your feet hip distance apart. Drive through your heels and explode upwards in a squat jump. Land with a soft bend in your knees as you shift your hips back to take a seat back on the step. Continue back to back.