Taking Your Workout On The Road

Taking Your Workout On The Road



Taking Your Workout On the​ Road
I know there are many of​ you out there who have been in​ the​ same position I ​ find myself frequently. You have just had 3 great weeks of​ creating a​ routine in​ your workout program and are feeling and seeing results,​ and now you have to​ leave town for a​ week long conference. This leaves you feeling like you have interrupted your flow,​ and are a​ little frustrated with feeling like you will have lost a​ step when you return. What should you do? How can you keep the​ momentum going?
In my career I ​ have had the​ opportunity to​ travel frequently for work,​ and have worked with many clients who spend much of​ their time on​ the​ road. Some clients are traveling as​ much as​ 1215 days a​ month. we​ often have the​ conversation about the​ hurdles they face in​ trying to​ maintain consistency in​ their workout programs while traveling. Long days are spent in​ meetings or​ at​ trade shows,​ followed by dinner with colleagues or​ clients that fill your day until bedtime and then you start over again. Does any of​ this sound familiar?
So the​ most frequently asked questions are,​ What can I ​ do that is​ going to​ be effective? and How can my workout program be managed in​ my busy schedule while on​ the​ road? Well,​ there are always solutions. One solution is​ to​ make you a​ priority and schedule your workouts into your travel itinerary. You may not have the​ hour that you’re used to​ at​ home,​ but if​ you can manage 2030 minutes,​ you’ll find yourself feeling good about maintaining your consistency.
Try bringing some resistance tubing with you on​ your trip and workout in​ your room. it​ fits easily into a​ suitcase and can offer a​ lot of​ variety to​ your workout program. Instead of​ doing a​ series of​ sets with rest,​ try doing a​ circuit. This will allow you to​ manage your workout time and maintain your volume. You can try body weight exercises such as​ pushups,​ abdominal bridges,​ prisoner squats and lunges. With your tubing you can do a​ series of​ movements such as​ shoulder press,​ bicep curl,​ row and cable twist. Do 810 exercises and run through the​ series twice at​ about 3060 seconds per exercise,​ moving from one directly into the​ next with little to​ no rest between your sets. Don’t forget to​ do a​ warm up and cool down with some flexibility exercises and stretches before and after as​ well. Alternate these resistance workouts with your cardio workout days and you should have a​ plan that will allow you to​ complete a​ quality workout in​ 30 minutes or​ less. I ​ have found that even the​ busiest of​ traveling business men and women are able to​ manage a​ 30 minute workout program while away from home.
Just because you are going to​ be traveling,​ it​ doesn’t mean you have to​ lose your consistency. Make it​ a​ priority to​ schedule your workouts,​ and execute them. You might even find yourself more alert and effective in​ those afternoon meetings.




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