In truth, there are millions of excuses not to do physical activity...but rarely are they valid. Travel is one of the most common excuses I hear and it's probably the least valid as well. Sometimes the hotels I stay at have extraordinary training facilities, like the one in Tenerife recently that even had a climbing wall attached. This isn't always the case though and it doesn't take more than a few square feet of space, a wall and some motivation to get a decent workout done in under 25 minutes.
Follow this routine and you won't dread going back into the gym when you get home because you've missed a week or more of workouts.
Routine: Five rounds of 4 exercises with 10 reps of each exercise.
- Bodyweight Squats
- Lunges (10 per leg forward, 5 per leg laterally)
- Rest 90 seconds
To take it another level further and add these three exercises for a total of seven exercises.
- Jump Squat
- Reverse Wall Climbs (crawl backwards up a wall from a push up position to a handstand position)
- Walking Plank (10 reps pushing up with each hand)
In addition to all the normal reasons you train, getting in a training session (preferably outdoors) will help keep the symptoms of jetlag to a minimum. And do yourself a favor...skip the treadmill. If you want to run, do it outside, get some sunshine and actually see the city you're in!