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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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