There is nothing more exciting than taking to the road, leaving your everyday routine behind and opening yourself up to chance. The only problem is, how do you maintain your fitness levels when you don’t have access to your gym? Let us tell you about two essential travel pieces that will keep you on the path to physical success this summer.
Once you commit to getting fit there are many obstacles that can get in the way of you staying your course.
Traveling for business or pleasure can be one such debilitating factor. You spend hours in transit, stay in foreign environment. The prospect of hitting some unknown gym could just be too much to handle. So, the chances are that you will rationalise your way out of maintaining the fitness levels you have worked so hard to achieve.
Whether you are traveling for business or taking the family for a trip up the coast this summer, there are two essential exercise pieces that are sure to sustain you on the road.
Jumping rope is an awesome means of maintaining cardiovascular fitness. According to Livestrong.com, a person weighing around 72 kg – 90 kg will burn between 730 and 930 calories in 60 minutes of jumping rope.
The great thing about skipping is that all you need is enough space for the rope to maintain a clear swing. A skipping rope is light, easy to transport and fits perfectly into any carry-on luggage.
To increase intensity or keep up variety, try skipping at 30-second intervals or seeing how many double-unders you can for time.
If you are looking for an easy way to keep the body toned and build strength on the road, then the TRX band is your go-to functional travel companion.
The lightweight and versatile piece of gym equipment consists of two adjustable straps that can be hung from a bar or door frame. The TRX offers you an arsenal of body weight pushing, pulling, stablisation and core exercises to be performed right in your hotel room or in a nearby park.
Try combining a single leg squat, supine row and pushup with your skipping routine for a full body workout that will tone your muscles and keep the blood pumping as you enjoy the adventure you are on.