Workout for the Traveller
Written by: Dekkel Bachar
If you’re anything like me, you may find yourself on a plane once or twice a year simply because you’ve given up the will to deal with the real world and need an escape. Another very common reason for travelling is business. People travel thousands of kilometers a month to close important deals and build international relations with relevant companies. In retrospect, a vast majority of people do find themselves away from home at one point or another. That being said, you should not have to compromise your routine and healthy lifestyle if you’re out and about.
A lot of the time people feel that if they’re not living their normal schedule it’s okay to do whatever they want, and deal with the consequences later. Let me tell you, “vacation calories don’t count” is a great thing to tell yourself until you’re back home look in the mirror and realize you look like a golden brown potato. Yeah the tan looks great but you quickly realize that the vacation calories did count and have to work twice as hard as you should to look the way you did before.
Yes, cheating on your diet is completely okay (trust me- I do it plenty), and missing a workout here and there is both okay and sometimes necessary - but I’m here to give you some easy and quick workout options while you’re on the road.
Many people think that working out is a struggle if you don’t have a gym or any sort of cardio equipment. I’m here to prove that wrong! I’m about to give you two circuits you can do with minimal to no equipment so that you can keep up with your routine and maintain your ideal physique even when you’re not home (or are at home and are too lazy to leave the house!)
Well, you could always get out into nature and go for a run, but I know a lot of you have that mindset that “cardio is hard-io” and don’t do it for that reason… Just a heads up though, the only way to get better is to work for it – just like anything else in life!
ANYWAY- here are the circuits, I hope that they serve you well!
Perform each exercise for 45 seconds with a 15 second break between
once done wait 60 seconds and repeat 4 times.
(Disclaimer: this workout might not be suitable for everyone, participate at your own skill level)
Jump squats (level down: squat)
Push Ups (level up: insanity push ups)
Side Plank Crunches (22.5s each side)
Burpee (Level up: add a push up each time)
Step ups (Level up: Box jumps—with squat)
Mountain Climbers (Level up: Crossover climbers)
Inchworm (Level up: Add a jump between each walk down)
(*instructions on how to do each exercise is available on YouTube or bodybuilding.com)
Now, go out there, enjoy life and kick ass.
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