The Best Travel Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment At All

The Best Travel Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment At All

All fitness regimes demand determination, perseverance and above all consistency. However, while traveling, it’s much harder to keep up, and more often than not we end up deserting our months and years of acquired fitness and diet routines.

While skipping out on a few workout days shouldn’t be a major setback, yet wouldn’t it be great if you could continue low-maintenance training without having to pack your equipment -or your gym trainer- while you are on the go?

Think about it. Breaking some sweat while you are out on the beaches of Hawaii or taking out some time to do some Pilates beside a waterfall in Switzerland not only has its long-term health benefits but comes with some unique and fun photographic perks that you can show off to your gym mates. They will probably be pretty impressed and even inspired by your creative diligence!

Plus, you’ll be able to pick things up in full swing from where you left off when you get back from your trip and unpack your suitcases.

So be it for fun, work or a family visit, here are some best travel workouts you can keep up with your fitness regime and remain guilt free on your holiday.

The Best Travel Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment At All

The Best Travel Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment At All

Ten-minute workout for your Upper body

A perfect way to keep track with your arm days, this ten-minute workout focuses on your shoulders, back muscles, and your core. Each exercise needs to be repeated 10 times, and the whole workout should be done 3 times altogether.

Do the following circuit 3 times to get optimal results:

  1. First: Start with 10 reps of plank ups
  2. 10 reps of plank walks (lateral)
  3. 10 reps of a combination of burpees and push-ups
  4. 10 reps of a combination of planks  and shoulder taps
  5. 10 reps of diamond push-ups
  6. 10 reps of mountain climber twists

Focusing on stronger glutes with the three move routine

It’s not so easy to build a bootylicious bum but what’s even harder is to maintain one, and to do so you need to keep well-rounded, consistent glute routine. This is a circuit to prevent your gluteal muscles from getting out of shape while you’re traveling.

Make sure to do twelve to fifteen reps on each side of the following:

  1. 4 reps of side step squats
  2. 4 reps of the single leg glute bridges
  3. 4 reps of a combination of curtsy lunges and side kick rest (90 seconds)

The Cardio blast workout you can do right in your hotel room

To get your heart racing and body moving without having to go anywhere, follow this cardio circuit. Try to keep up as this is one high-power routine.

If you are a newbie, acquire the 30-30 rule of work and rest, i.e., thirty seconds of exercise and thirty seconds of moving.

As an intermediate, you should go for the 40-20 rule of exercise and rest, and as an expert, follow the 50-10 second activity and rest regime.

  1. 2 reps of mock jumping rope
  2. 2 reps of a combination of the burpee and push up
  3. 2 reps of squat and jump
  4. 2 reps of plank taps
  5. 2 reps of jumping lunge

The Ten Minute Total Body Workout

Try to do each exercise in this circuit for at least 2 minutes and then rest for about thirty seconds between each exercise.

  1. Bodyweight squats
  2. Push-ups
  3. Combination of Plank and T-rotation (change sides after a minute)
  4. Alternating Standing Oblique crunches

The Missing-on-a-Leg-Day workout

If you feel you’ve been ignoring your legs for quite some time on this trip, this is the perfect circuit to get yourself back on track and erase all the guilt. It’s time to get those legs back in shape with this high powered leg circuit.

  1. 2 reps of plié squat pulses while keeping a foot raised (30 seconds on each side)
  2. 2 reps of side lunges (alternating) (30 seconds on each side)
  3. 2 reps of Skater hops (15 seconds)
  4. 2 reps of Curtsy kicks (30 seconds on each side)
  5. 2 reps of Goblet squats ( 30 seconds on each side)
  6. Pilates scissors ( 30 seconds on each side)
  7. Clamshells (30 seconds on each side)

Core Strengthening Workout

This is a four-move circuit to strengthen your core. You might need a flat, surface for this workout.

You could borrow an exercise mat from the hotel gym or just use the hotel room rug for this routine. Do 2 sets of 10 reps of each of the following exercise to complete the circuit.

  1. 10 reps of step it up
  2. 10 reps of leg lift
  3. 10 reps of tap it out
  4. 10 reps of downward dog reach

The 20-minute cardio circuit

If you’ve got 20 minutes to spare from your itinerary, you should go for this 20-minute cardio route. Try each of the moves for a minute and repeat them four times to complete the circuit.

  1. 4 reps of jumping lunges
  2. 4 reps of wall sit with your hands up
  3. 4 reps of jumping squats
  4. 4 reps of plank rest (a minute each)

The Ladder Routine

This two-move (burpees and air punches) workout would pump up your muscles. It’s a high powered drill that will get you back into the zone and get you breaking a whole lot of sweat for your own good.

  1. Air punches (for 30 seconds)
  2. 5 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30-second break)
  3. 4 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30 seconds break)
  4. 3 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30 seconds break)
  5. 2 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30 seconds break)
  6. 1 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30 seconds break)
  7. 2 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30 seconds break)
  8. 1 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30 seconds break)
  9. 2 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30 seconds break)
  10. 3 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30 seconds break)
  11. 4 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30 seconds break)
  12. 5 reps of a combination of burpees and air punches ( 30 seconds break)

Brooke Whistance

Author Bio: Brooke Whistance is a passionate health and lifestyle blogger who loves to write about prevailing trends. She has been living in Los Angeles, California with her family including, her parents and two siblings. She is a featured author at various authoritative blogs in the health and fitness industry. You can always follow her at @IamBrooke94

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