a health and fitness enthusiast growing up. My day is ruined if I miss a workout, even when it’s vacation time. Over the past couple years, though, I have met people on the road in great shape.
travel. Here are some of them—
your own. being lazy. There’s always something around you that you can use as weights. Find something that can get the blood going and keep your muscles active and pumped. Use chairs, litre bottles, rocks filled in a backpack, tables, etc. You can also buy inflatable weights that you can fill with water, but
really need is some space and you can have a great workout. If you don’t have a workout matt, use a few towels until you’re comfortable.
many of them, perform the knee-version instead. If you can do endless amounts of push ups, do some decline ones with your feet off a table or chair for more resistance. If push ups bother you altogether, then do dips using a couples chairs instead. Dips work the chest, triceps and shoulders just as effectively as push ups. Make sure you put your suitcase or something heavy on the chairs to stop them from sliding.
body. When I’m on the road, I find things to fill into my backpack—like rocks—and go deep into my squats so I can get the most out of the resistance.
ups, crunches and leg raises to really challenge your abs—make sure you keep it high-reps, too. If you need more resistance, hold some weight against your chest.
don’t cost more than $30 a piece and fit comfortably into a big suitcase. You can place them onto door frames to use as a great back workout. Chin ups and pull ups at different grips will give your lats a real beating. You can also take it off and use the handles to grip when you perform push ups.
programs like P90x cover great exercises which use pull up bars.
trainees can’t get a lot of resistance no matter how much alternative weight they use. If you are at this point, then you can start using public facilities. Shamelessly, I will admit that I use this method quite a lot when I travel. All you do is find a local gym and ask for a trial day. 90% of the time they’ll
gym, so don’t be afraid to go all out! After all, we have to do what it takes for our fitness!
public parks and stations that actually make a decent outdoor gym. Find some monkey bars to perform chin ups, pull ups, and dips.
challenging at all. The rush you get when you do cardiovascular exercises is totally different. Now that you’re on vacation, though, all you have is free time. I like to go for a jog before I start an adventurous day—that way, I can get to know where I am staying and get a feel of the surrounding environment. You could also rent a bike and use that as transport for a day. Roller blades will do just as well, too.
somewhere to stay. HotelClub have good deals running into the summer so check that out. Above all, remember to stay fit and do some exercise—a vacation doesn’t mean you can let yourself go!