When you’re away from home travelling it’s quite a challenge to keep to a fitness schedule and know how to exercise. You’re probably stopping somewhere that doesn’t have a gym or there’s one in your hotel/B&B that is poorly equipped and might as well not be there!
What should you do?
You’re put in the situation where your diet choices my be limited or you’re forced to entertain and that means falling off the healthy eating wagon. Couple that with also not being able to train properly and that’s a recipe for an unhealthy body and achieving your results!
How can you fix this?
Simple. You’re going to be doing body weight exercises. These types of exercises are massively overlooked and under appreciated in the fitness industry, by both amateurs and fitness professionals.
When you think of body weight exercises, the big names pop up: press ups, sit ups, squats, and dead lifts. Now, if you’re used to working out then these might seem easy to you. Well, there are ways of making them much harder, so if you’re like that then this is for you.
A simple exercise programme that doesn’t take long will have you feeling like you’ve worked and will help balance out your day, even if you’ve been sat down all day.
Now, for the warning!
Before doing any exercise programme you should seek medical advice to ensure that there are no conditions or medications that will prevent you from performing any of the exercises that, or indeed any other qualified fitness professional or online personal trainer, are recommended. I will highlight the correct technique for each exercise.
Keep in mind these important points:
- Don’t forget to warm up effectively
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Stretch both before and after completing the daily programme
- keep your room well ventilated (if completing indoors)
Programme 1 – an interval cardio routine designed to make you sweat and work your heart and lungs, whilst also helping you to burn calories. Remember, the more calories you burn the better, and the more fat you are likely to lose.
Programme 2 – a sample conditioning workout that is designed to work the muscles more than the lungs, so you may find that you don’t sweat as much but your muscles will feel like they’re working more.
Programme 3 – is aimed at the core (the abdominals, obliques, lower back and glutes)
If you’re going to be away for a few days then it’s a good idea to alternate between the programmes, rather than just sticking to the one you like. Each programme is designed to last around 15-20 minutes with an option to take it up to 40 minutes if time allows and your body can handle it.
The programmes can also be made more difficult by following the instructions.
And remember, have fun.