Isometrics Anywhere

A Complete Full Body Holiday Workout

By Paul "Batman" O'Brien 

B.A., N.C.E.H.S., Dip. Acu., Cert Clin. IMed., Dip. Adv. OBB, Dip. CHM, Pn1, PN-SSR, PN-NCA, M.AFPA., M.C.Th.A.

Isometrics Anywhere - it's my favourite Isometric Exercise routine and a great holiday workout. It requires no equipment, no special clothes, nothing. And can be done literally anywhere. And I'm going to give you my exact Isometrics anywhere routine in this article. :-) 

A few weeks ago, those that follow me on Facebook already know this, I went to Morocco. This is my second time on the African continent and I am always bowled over  by how nice the people are. Previously I had travelled to Tunisa and the ancient ruins of Carthage. This was an incredible experience for me, as I have long been student of classical history. (Did you know I have honours degree in Classical Greek and Roman Civilisation?). 

This time I went to Morocco, a splendid and fantastic part of the world, lush green Oases, sand dune covered deserts and stunning beaches. Funnily though, I am not the one for a beach vacation. Neither myself nor my wife Orla spend time lounging by the pool. No sir - that's not for us - we're the type that are up and out at the crack of dawn, exploring the old parts of the city, taking in the residential area's far away from the tourists spots and we try to immerse ourselves in the local culture and history. 

The Magic of Marrakesh

Morocco was deeply rewarding in this sense. We explored the ancient ruins of the Kasbah (old town and markets) of Agadir, travelled to take in the marvellous Souk (traditional market place) of Marrakesh - an amazing atmosphere, filled with plenty of winding narrow streets, with sellers of all goods. Most interesting for me was the blacksmith market, where each small shop and stall featured a full working smith's forge! Amazing. While in Marrakesh we also got to handle snakes and monkey's and even take in a local boxing match! Neither Orla or myself could get over how welcoming and friendly everyone was. 

From Marrakesh we journeyed to the ancient towns of Tiznit, Tarafout and Taradount where we saw nimble goats climb high tree's to eat fruit, the massive stone cities in the mountains and the lush Oasis of the valley beneath. 

Making Moroccan Whiskey

All the while we enjoyed local cuisine such as Lamb and Chicken Tagine and of course "Moroccan Whiskey" - which as someone who doesn't drink alcohol I downed like it was going out of fashion. The Morccan tea is in fact a green and mint tea often served with a lump of sugar. Serving the tea and getting the right blend is nearly an art form in itself. 

Moroccan tea pots have long, curved pouring spouts and this allows the tea to be poured evenly into tiny glasses from a height. This infuses the tea with air and bubbles. It is a fantastic and beautifully refreshing beverage. Of course, I don't eat refined sugar, so instead of that I substitute honey into the mix. I'm continuing to drink it several times a day, now that I am home. It's remarkably refreshing, energising and has a number of medicinal benefits. 

Most days, Orla and I took to our adventures in the early morning, rising about 6.00 am and getting back to bed roughly around 11.30 - midnight. It was quite the action packed trip. 

As you can see that doesn't leave a lot of time for exercise does it? 

Well, think again!

That's what my Isometrics Anywhere Exercise routine is for! :-) 

Over the course of the holiday I exercised (outside of the daily 10k+ walks) each and every day - sometimes even twice a day! It really is an Isometrics Anywhere routine - and literally you can do this anywhere. I did it the hotel room, the beach, the Oasis, the Kasbah, heck I even did a set while I was on balcony in Marrakesh! 

The Isometrics Anywhere Exercise Routine

  • Full Body Joint Mobilisation and Special Forces Warm Up
  • Full Body Kiveloff Isometrics Contraction x 3 (Click here to learn it)
  • 30 Seconds x Bodyweight Prisoner Squat (Upper Back Isometric Contraction)
  • 10 Seconds x Free Standing Iso-Squat 
  • 30 Seconds x Bodyweight Prisoner Squat (Upper Back Isometric Contraction)
  • 10 Seconds x Free Standing Iso-Squat 
  • 30 Seconds x  Spiderman Pushups
  • 10 Seconds x Isometric Pushup
  • 30 Seconds x  Spiderman Pushups
  • 10 Seconds x Isometric Pushup
  • 30 Seconds x Martial Arts Lunge (Upper Back Isometric Contraction)
  • 10 Seconds x Free Standing Isometric Lunge
  • 30 Seconds x Martial Arts Lunge (Upper Back Isometric Contraction) (alt leg)
  • 10 Seconds x Free Standing Isometric Lunge (alt leg)
  • 30 Seconds x Sawing Plank 
  • 10 Seconds x Isometric Plank
  • 30 Seconds x Sawing Plank 
  • 10 Seconds x Isometric Plank
  • 100 Hindu Squats
  • 50 Hindu Pushups
  • 3 Minute Bridge 
  • 30 Seconds Headstand

That's my Isometrics Anywhere Exercise routine  and it is a damn fast workout! But there's a LOT in it. You're hitting your back, chest, shoulders, abs, legs - the whole lot and getting a great cardio workout in there too. 

Try this out and let me know in the comments below how you get on! :-) 

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