Travel and Exercise Tips for Frequent Traveler
Travel and exercise seldom go hand in hand. Let’s be honest, the last thing you want to think about between gorging on street food and a few pours of the local hooch is you workout routing. However, it’s an important part of making your experience better, especially if you’re on the road indefinitely or frequently. But if you’re willing to get creative, you’ll find that travel and exercise can actually pair pretty well together.
What Types of Exercises?
Body-weight workouts. That combined with a bit of yoga/meditation will be all you need to maintain your sanity and your vanity. For the most part, the exercises will cover the basics:
That’s it! Sounds simple, but when you add in some variations and/or adjust the cadence a bit you’ll easily kick your own ass.
Fitness Gear to Pack
If you haven’t seen our Ultralight Packing List, definitely check it out as well. Even when traveling with just a <35 liter backpack, it’s possible to squeeze in some workout equipment:
- Jump Rope
- Ab Wheel
- Resistance Bands
- Yoga mat (optional)
- Running Shoes
Just those five items bring you endless variety to your workouts.
Where Do You Workout?
Can’t You Just Go on a Run?
For this workout, we’ll just be doing a simple circuit with some common body weight exercises. It may seem simple, but run this circuit through a few times and you’ll start feeling it a bit. And remember, if you’re needing an extra challenge, you can always up the tempo a bit to increase the intensity of the exercise.
- Push-ups x 10
- Ab Wheel Rollouts (standing or kneeling) x 10
- Bodyweight Squats x 10
- Planks – 60 seconds
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