Stay in Shape While Traveling: 6 Quick Workout Routines You Can Do Anywhere

The most crucial part of a workout routine is keeping the routine up. Not missing a day or two of the routine. So here are some routines we gathered to help you stay in shape wherever you go.

The TRX Workout

Total resistance exercise, also known as TRX, is a way of exercising that depends on resistance, suspension, and a lot of core strength. Best of all, the TRX suspension trainer can go with you anywhere.

TRX low row. Shorten the TRX trainer until you are leaning backwards at a 15% degree angle while gripping the handholds with your elbows completely bent. Keeping your body straight, unfold your arms until they are straight, then pull yourself back up. Repeat.

TRX bicep curl. Keep the TRX trainer short, and grip the handholds with your palms facing your face. Walk your feet forward until it is past the drop point of the trainer. Using your grip, lean back on your heels and curl your biceps to pull yourself up. Repeat.

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The 10-Minute Workout

These are fun! You can always fit 10 minutes into the start of the day, or in between meetings, at lunch, or right before freshening up in the evening. Here are some you can try.

Core and thighs. Take out your phone and set it for 30-second bursts. Start with squats, move to knee push-ups, then v-ups and mountain climbers. Give yourself a 30-second rest, and repeat 3 more times.

Cardio. Depending on your level, set your timer for 30- to 50-second bursts and 20-second rests. Begin with mock jumping rope (right? Who said we need a rope?), go to burpees with push-ups, switch to squat jumps, plank with shoulder taps, and then end with a jumping lunge.

Don’t forget to pack the right athletic gear for your workout, especially when travelling. Make sure you choose the best sports bra and other workout equipment for your trip.

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 The Street Workout

You don’t always need a workout space or exercise mat to keep in shape. Callisthenics has been used for thousands of years to keep athletes and soldiers in shape.

Jump squats. Here’s a nice, full-body exercise you can take slow. Start by lowering yourself into a squat (thighs parallel to the ground), palms down and straight forward. Using the balls of your feet, explode upward into a jump.

Crunches. If you want to work out your core and tighten your abdominal muscles, crunches are the exercise for you. Fifty at a time should do nicely. Split them into sets of ten.

Burpees. This is a good cardio exercise. Stand straight and tall. Lean down, put both palms flat on the floor, and step both feet back until you are in the plank position. Stay there for a moment, then step forward to your hands and stand up straight.

The Yoga Routine

If you’re more into stretching to loosen up your body for a big day, these routines are perfect for you. They normally flow into each other, but here are some of the stretches you want to look for when researching a routine.

Raised arms pose. Standing straight with your chin forward and head level, raise your arms from the shoulders and swing them up until they are palm to palm. Reach both the top of your head and the tips of your fingers to the sky.

Standing forward bend. To give your spine the full lengthening it needs, go from the raised arms pose to the standing forward bend. With your hands pointing upwards, bend from the hips and place your palms on the floor if you can.

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The Stair Workout

If you hate the stairs, now is your chance to turn them into an exercise advantage! Travelling does include quite a few stairs. Motel stairs, hotel stairs, park stairs. Here are some workouts you can try.

Every other step. Go up a flight of stairs skipping every other step. Rundown using every step. Repeat the exercise.

Plank step-ups. Facing the first step, go into a high plank position. “Climb” up the first step one hand at a time, and then “climb” down again, one hand at a time. Repeat.

Step sprints. Sprint up a flight of stairs and then jog back down. Repeat for as many cycles as you want.

The Resistance Band Workout

Resistance bands are possible the most portable of exercise equipment. Pack a few resistance bands, and you are good to go.

Deadlift. Put one resistance band under the arch of each foot. Bend down from the hip, and grip each resistance band in the middle. That should be a little below your knees. Slowly straighten up until your hips are straight. Then slowly bend again.

Russian twist. Sit down, and bend your knees at a 90-degree angle in front of you. Loop the resistance band under the arches of your feet. Holding the band close to your chest, stretch it to the right, then return to facing forward. Then stretch it to the left before facing forward again.

Are you ready to stay fit wherever and whenever? Pack your bags and let’s go!

 

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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