Who likes holidays? I sure do! And who likes to travel during holidays? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. I know some folks who hate traveling because it takes them away from the gym. For such folks it would be great to have gyms that they can carry around with themselves. However, for now we'll have to either check in to a gym in the new city or rely on good old fashioned bodyweight training. So let’s look at what workouts we can take with us for vacations...Here's looking at how to workout while traveling.
Of course, the question of why workout while travelling may be raised. Well, to answer that I will have to admit that it depends on you. Whether you wish to exercise or would rather take a complete break is totally upto you. However I will say that a brief workout leaves you feeling more energized and eager to enjoy your vacations more, instead of just sleeping in for the most part. A major difference between a holiday workout and a regular workout is that, when on a holiday no one wants to workout hard. And why should they, after all it's a well deserved getaway.
So what we will need in such situations is a good minimalist workout program. Programs that will be brief, intense and leave you feeling fresher, energetic as compared to feeling wiped out. So choose a workout from below depending on your goal and stick to working out even when on a holiday.
Do keep in mind that fat loss is about 60-70% dependent on your diet. So do not think that enjoying the big buffets is going to sit well with your fat loss program. However, it is holiday time so no point being super strict either.
- 8-10 Hindu push ups
- 10-15 bodyweight squats
- 1 minute of mountain climbers
Repeat the entire circuit 3-5 times with 1-2 minutes rest between each round.
- Push ups-3x6-10- (take 3-4 seconds on the way down, pause for a second or two at the bottom and explode back up)
- Door pull ups-3 sets of as many reps as possible in good form
- Single leg deadlifts-3x8-12 each side
Okay so its not the same as doing heavy squats and presses, but hey you will be working out using no equipments and spend very little time doing them.
Two programs for two different goals to ensure that you stay in touch with working out over the holidays while you travel. So make the best of your holiday time while staying in touch with a little exercise. Remember the golden rule: Exercise always does wonders for the mind and the body.
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