How to Maintain Fitness While Traveling
How does one maintain their fitness while traveling? There are many travel bloggers who have tackled this question along their travels. Moreover, these bloggers have had a tough time balancing their fitness and recreational activities. Is it just a balancing act?
It may well be just a balancing act, but we have broken down some tips to help you shift the balance in your favor.
Develop a Basic Workout that you can do Anywhere
You are consistently on the move and this is why you should develop a workout that can be performed in any given situation. If you are traveling, you are not likely to have a gym membership. They are too expensive or re-locatable. This is why it is important to develop a workout that can be performed in many places.
We suggest that you take our basic-strength training workout so you can feel fit while traveling. When you strength train, you can build up your muscles, joints and tendons simultaneously. It is better than any other exercise because it targets every muscle in your body with a few functional movements.
Here is an example that requires half an hour of your time and some supportive structures:
Circuit workout: Do all reps and move to the next exercise.
5-10 minute dynamic Warm-up.
• Step ups – 10 reps for each leg.
• Bench Jumps – 10 reps (step down after landing the jump).
• Elevated push ups – 10 reps.
• Low incline push ups – 10 reps.
• Regular push ups – 10 reps.
Find some sturdy structure and perform;
• Set Rows – 10 reps.
• Body Rows – 10 reps (use any bar or platform).
• Pull ups – 10 reps.
• Supported Lunges (8 reps on each leg).
• Lunges – 8 reps.
• Reverse Crunches – 10 reps.
• Straight leg reverse crunch – 10 reps.
• Hanging knee tucks – 10 reps.
Complete these exercises three times and proceed to cool down and stretch.
This workout is very handy because it enables you to have an effective workout while not wasting precious resources such as time and money.
If you are looking for something even more simplistic, try this exercise.
• 3 sets of 10 bodyweight squats
• 3 sets of 10 push ups
• 3 sets of lunges
• 3 sets of 10 reverse crunches
• 3 sets of 10 backpack lifts
This workout should help you maintain reasonable fitness while traveling.