Don’t Let Your Workouts Take a Vacation!
The summer months are times where many people take vacations and get away from their routines. Even if you find yourself traveling this summer, don’t let your fitness take a vacation! When you go for an extended period of time without logging your usual workouts, it can make it that much more challenging to get back into the groove when you return from vacation—both physically and mentally.
Think of fun or different things you can do for workouts while you are away from the gym. Remember that summer activities like hiking, canoeing and rock climbing all count as physical activity, so think outside of the box!
If you are going to be staying in a hotel room or other small space for a week or more, consider purchasing a resistance band. Unlike dumbbells, this equipment is light and easily portable, and it offers many options to continue your strength training while traveling.
Try this travel workout below, using a resistance band and body weight! Band exercises are demonstrated in the video below.
- Jog in place to warm-up: 1 min
- Body weight squats: 15 reps
- Push-ups (on knees or toes): 15 reps
- Band rows: 15 reps
- Jumping jacks: 1 min
- Band 1-arm shoulder press: 15 reps
- Band bicep curls: 15 reps
- Alternating lunges: 20 reps (10 per leg)
- Tricep dips: 15 reps
- Plank: 1 min