Hotels, Motels, Holiday Inn!!!
We have received a lot of questions about how to combine training and traveling. When constantly moving from a one place to another and from city to city, working out needs to be fast and easy to execute. It`s an unfortunate fact that only few hotels have proper gyms or facilities for exercising. Luckily our body is extremely versatile tool and we can come up with loads of really effective workouts that can be performed in a small space with limited time.
Pointers for smart training on the move
Go back to basics: Bodyweight exercises such as push ups, squats, sit ups and pull ups are the foundation for an active traveller. When performing these exercises focus especially on technique and form. You can even slow down the movement for better technique. When improving your basic techniques on the travel you are ought to be positively surprised when you hit the gym again back home.
Work on your weaknesses: I personally like to strenghten my weak areas when traveling. I do lot of dynamic stretches and movements to improve my mobility and coordination. Lately I have been adding a bit of gymnastics skills training such as handstands, planches and handstand push ups. Working on weaknesses during hotel days is a great way to activate your body and mind maybe even learn something new.
Utilize modern day technology and internet: Internet is full of great bodyweight tutorials and if you got a smartphone just download an app. SSCT approved apps for bodyweight training.
You Are Your Own Gym
Martin Rooney´s Push Up Warrior
Gymnastics WOD aka GWOD
Tabatas, Pyramids and Ladders: To keep your workouts interesting it`s good to alternate your methods. In pyramid and ladder training choose your exercises and the amount of repetitions. When you have completed the workout check and memorize your time or the total amount of reps for tracking your progress. In Tabata method count your reps for monitoring the improvement. Normally, I like to use one or two and maximum of four different exercises per workout. No need to go crazy here.
Example pyramid: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (numbers means the amount of reps)
Example ladder: 15, 13, 12, 11, 9, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1 (numbers means the amount of reps)
Tabata: Check out our article about Tabata method
Here`s a little demo how to build up fast and intense workout. This workout pretty advanced so feel free to modify the reps and the exercises to suit your personal level of fitness and skill.
Thank you and hope you enjoyed this post.