Train Anywhere

by Blake Schaefering

          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.

  1. Pushups
  2. Bodyweight Squats
  3. Burpees
  4. Lunges (10 per leg forward, 5 per leg laterally)
  5. Rest 90 seconds

To take it another level further and add these three exercises for a total of seven exercises. 

  1. Jump Squat
  2. Reverse Wall Climbs (crawl backwards up a wall from a push up position to a handstand position)
  3. 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!