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WORKOUTS YOU CAN DO ANYWHERE ANYTIME

BY ELIZABETH REDMAN

Traveling, however you want to spin it (whether for business or pleasure) can definitely put a damper on anyone’s routine. While we’ve all been told the secret to success is...consistency, consistency, consistency, traveling this vast world of ours can definitely displace this, even if only temporarily.

So, how does one maintain consistency when our entire lives are uprooted and at the discretion of someone else’s agenda, our boss’s itinerary, or our family’s roller coaster schedule? The secret, whether in regard to meal planning and nutrition, or in this case, breaking a sweat, is to take a few minutes to prepare your mind prepare for a little adventure, get innovative and do your best to get the ENTIRE body engaged.


Skip the equipment 

The two pieces of equipment I always have on hand when traveling are: My Rx Smart Gear jump rope and a roll of athletic tape.

(Now, why the athletic tape? If you haven’t already heard, athletic tape is the official duct tape of the CrossFit/ fitness world. All you have to fitness on in Random Park Place in Middle of Nowhere is a tree branch? You can make a pair of pull up grips super easy and protect those delicate angel baby hands. Worried about misplacing your lucky wrist wraps in transit? Boom. Athletic tape makes for quick and sturdy wraps. Hell...need a bandaid after your nephew bit you because you wouldn’t give him the last pop tart? Throw some athletic tape on it.)

How can I get a workout in my vacation?

So here are a couple easy and effective exercises you can do, almost anywhere, with your jump rope, a little wiggle room and a little innovation. (Remember--you didn’t leave the comfort of your home gym, CrossFit box, favorite 3 mile route, etc to spend hours working out in your hotel or aunt’s sun porch. Enjoy your family, friends and change of scenery. Bring the intensity and make every rep count!)  

Be a Hotel Hoss: Workout #1

Scaled:

15 min (As Many Reps as Possible)

  • 50 Double Unders
  • 25 Air squats
  • 50 Double Unders
  • 20 Sit ups
  • 50 Double Unders
  • 15 Push ups

DOUBLE UNDERS TUTORIAL:

 

 


Rx:

15 min (As Many Reps as Possible)

  • 50 Double Unders (Unbroken)
  • 25 Alternating Pistol Squats
  • 50 Double Unders (Unbroken)
  • 20 Hollow Rocks 
  • 50 Double Unders
  • 15 Burpees

HOLLOW ROCKS TUTORIAL: 

 

 

ALTERNATING PISTOL SQUATS TUTORIAL:

 

 

 

Park Pump Palace: Workout #2

Scaled:
5 Rounds for Time

  • 5 jumping pull ups
  • 10 hanging knee raises
  • 15 bench step ups
  • 20 alternating lunges
  • 100m run (or 100 single unders)
    Rest :60

Rx:
5 Rounds for Time

  • 5 strict pull ups
  • 10 strict toes to bar
  • 15 bench jumps
  • 20 alternating lunges
  • 200m run (or 100 Double unders)
    Rest :60

BENCH JUMP TUTORIAL

 

 

Pump it up

The whole point of any workout while on vacation is to really get the most out of your time. You don't want to be spending three hours out of your day trying to get the best workout of your life in. That's not the main point of your vacation (unless it is). Just make sure you get the most out of what little time you do have. Keep the workout high intensity, high intervals. You won't need to spend any more than 30 minutes to get a great workout in. Most importantly, you'll be able to get the most out of your vacation as well.


 

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