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5 Travel Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Travel exercises

 

5 Travel Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

 

Motivation to exercise whilst traveling is tough. The trick is not to overthink it. There are plenty of ways to stay fit without going to the gym. We’ll look at the best travel exercise equipment and loads of clever fitness hacks perfect for traveling.

 

1. Reverse crunches: 10 reps.

  • Lie die on the floor with your legs fully extended and your palms flat on the ground.
  • Then move your legs up so that your thighs are perpendicular to the floor and your feet are together and parallel to the floor. Your feet should be on the ground.
  • The more bent your legs are, the easier the exercise will be.
  • Keeping your shoulders, butt, and hands on the ground, raise your legs toward your stomach, tightening your core. Repeat.

 

2. Plank Shoulder Taps

  • Begin in a high plank position, placing your hands under your shoulders closer together.
  • Keep the feet and knees wider apart to provide a more stable base.
  • Engage your abs and glutes so that your body is in a straight line. Lift one hand up off the ground and move it slowly to touch the opposite shoulder.
  • Keep your hips square, and do not rotate as you lift your hand to touch your shoulder.

 

3. Circuit Training

  • 1-minute push-ups.
  • 1 sumo squat
  • 1-minute jumping lunges
  • 1-minute stationary sprint
  • 1-minute rest – 1 set complete.




4. Wall Squats
  • Start with your feet shoulder distance apart, and place your back against a wall, chin up. Position your feet about two feet away from the wall (distance can vary, so do what is comfortable for you). 
  • Engage your abdominal muscles as you slide your back down the wall slowly until your thighs are parallel to the floor and your knees are over above your ankles. 
  • Hold the position for 20 to 60 seconds, and slowly rise back up to a standing position.

 

5. Forward Lunges

  • Stand with a chair behind you and make sure your back’s straight with your hands at your sides. Place one foot on the chair so that you’re in a staggered stance with your back foot elevated. 
  • Bend the knee that your weight is on to 90 degrees and come up and do the same with the other leg.
  • Stand straight up with your hands on the side. 
  • Take a big step forward with either your legs and shift your weight forward and step back and repeat.



Travel Tips

Avoid Sleepless Nights

 

Fight jet lag and sleep deprivation by heading to bed at a decent hour. Use a travel pillow to rest comfortably on those plane rides or long road trips.

 

Stretch to Improve Flexibility

Improve range of motion and flexibility with full body stretches before and after exercises. This is important if you have been sitting for a long period of time.

 

Online Workout Videos

If you lack motivation, you find more success with workout videos. When you don’t have a gym, let others do the planning for you. You can pay for online subscriptions to access workout videos, or use free resources like Fitness Blender.

morning run while travelling

Sightseeing Run

Forget the segway, go for a walk or morning run, and check out the sights with fewer tourists around, and you’ll be able to appreciate the view more because you will be up close and going at your own pace.



Stay Hydrated

We tend to drink less when we are traveling but you should be filling up on that H2o. Dehydration can cause a number of negative side effects and no one likes to feel under the weather when traveling. This collapsible water bottle is perfect for traveling!



Pack Athletic Wear

Pack as much workout clothes as your other clothing to ensure you’ll have no excuse not to exercise.




Hotel workouts don’t have to be complicated. Make the time, stay focused and reap the benefits of exercising while traveling. It will reduce stress, give you better sleep and improve energy.

 

If you enjoy running on the treadmill, we suggest checking out these podcasts to keep you motivated. 

 

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