Tis the season for road trips and flights abroad; packing and unpacking; one time zone and then another. It's summer time and - in case you missed it - it's the official season for travel.
Whether you're flying to a foreign country with your girlfriends or booking a rental car to visit your in-laws in Arizona, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you'll be doing when you reach your destination. You know where you'll be staying, what you'll be eating and how many pairs of shoes you need to pack, but do you know when you're going to fit in a workout?
Chances are you haven't given your regularly scheduled training routine much thought. After all, you are going to be on vacation; doesn't your body deserve a break? Well, yes and no. If you're a total fitness junkie (exercising 5 or more times a week), then taking a brief hiatus could actually be a benefit to you.
According to an article written by Chirs Giblin for Mens Fitness, Pete McCall of the American Council on Exercise asserts that muscles do not get stronger during a workout, but rather after a workout - when the body is in recovery. For someone that is always exercising, giving it a rest can actually be a really good thing.
However, if you don't already exercise in excess, or are planning to be traveling extensively this season, a break from routine can (and will) do more harm than good. The less muscle you have to lose, the quicker you will lose it and the more time you spend avoiding your workouts, the less likely you will be to pick them back up once you're home.
Rather than risk falling into a fitness rut and letting all of your hard work go to waste, set aside time during your vacation to train. It doesn't have to be a lot of time - ten minutes here or there will do - just be sure to plan ahead.
Trainer Kaseem Osheroff has put together the perfect traveling workout. This fast-paced, equipment free routine requires little space and will leave you with zero excuses. So go ahead; train hard, train happy, and travel on!
Your Favorite Quick + Dirty Workout
10 Exercises | 30 Second Each | 5 Minutes Total
3 Rounds *1 Minute Rest After Each Round | No Equipment Needed
3. Squats (Double Pump at Bottom)
4. Tuck Jumps
5. High Knees
6. Spider Mans
7. Skater Jumps
8. Split Jumps
9. Wide Push-Ups
10. Mountain Climbers (Across Body)