Working Out on the Road

By: Mike Klaus

CoachWhen you walk into your hotel “fitness center” and see a depressing weight room, DON’T WALK OUT! You took the time to pack your gym clothes, put them on before hitting the breakfast buffet and readied your play list on your smart phone.  One look at the sad weight rack , tiny room, and carpeting and all motivation seems to be lost. Where are the battle ropes, kettlebells, and suspension trainers? Don’t worry, Below are several workouts to make the best out of this situation. (Be sure to click on the title to see the video.)

As always consult with a doctor before starting any exercise program and complete the workouts at your own risk. Don’t forget your warm up either. Breathing, foam rolling, side lying windmill, dying bug, glute bridge, hinge, squat, and jumping jacks could be a great warm up.

If you are looking for a a way to keep track of your work and rest during a workout, download Interval Timer from the app store. It’s free! You can play music and use the timer.

Core Complex 1

Low Plank – Side Plank – 1 Leg Bridge

Interval Timer Set Up

  • Sets: 3
  • High: 20-30 seconds
  • Low: 20-30 seconds
  • Repeat- this is up to you. Give yourself a minute rest if you choose to repeat.

Core Complex 2

Bear Hold – Suitcase Hold – Flutter Kick

Interval Timer Set Up

  • Sets: 3
  • High: 20-30 seconds
  • Low: 20-30 seconds
  • Repeat- this is up to you. Give yourself a minute rest if you choose to repeat.

Circuit

  1. Goblet Squat
  2. Bench Row
  3. Plank Knee In’s
  4. Lateral Lunge
  5. Push Up

Interval Timer Set Up

  • Sets: 5
  • High: 30
  • Low: 30
  • Repeat: Yes
  • Number of Cycles: 4-5
  • Rest Time: 30 seconds

Finishers

Burpee / Mountain Climbers

Skater / Pledge Plank

Crawl / Flutter Kick

Interval Timer Set Up

  • Sets: 8
  • High: 10 seconds
  • Low: 15 seconds
  • Repeat: No

It can be easy to think of reasons to not workout when you are travel, but it is a lot easier to stay in your groove than it is to

3 Comments

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Jenellereply
May 9, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Thanks for the workout ideas! I’ll be (hopefully) putting these to use during my vacation this week 🙂

Melisareply
December 31, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Thanks we appreciate the info.
We will be packing these tips for our next trip.

mcklaus11reply
December 31, 2016 at 6:25 pm
– In reply to: Melisa

You’re welcome! You will have to let us know how it goes.

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