Training While Travelling*

Thursday, 20 December 2018, By Alex Broad

When it comes to travelling some may get worried about ruining the hard work and time that they have spent in the studio. You have just got into your rhythm with both your training and eating regimen or maybe you are still working on your regimen. You may even feel all of this is about to be thrown out of the window by things such as packing, weather, traffic, jet lag, aircraft food, day tours, or even preparing for that big meeting you have 2 hours after you land with your boss from London or running to catch the last train that is heading straight to Amsterdam. 

With all of the challenges that come along with travel, it's no wonder that people miss a few workouts while on the road. Or worse, fall out of their routine entirely-even once they're back home.

You've got enough to worry about when you're traveling. Fortunately, we've got some tips to increase your likelihood of successful training while away from home.

Everything's flipped upside down when you're travelling. You don't follow the same sleep pattern or sleep in the same bed that you're used to. You eat differently and at odd times.

Let's say you normally work out at 6am, but you're going to a conference that starts at 6:30am each morning-your workout is obviously not going to happen at your usual time.

The solution is an obvious one, squeeze in a session at a different time than usual. Forget about your normal routine. Your session doesn't have to be all that long-just a few minutes will work fine. Even if you know you won't perform as well outside your normal routine, something is better than nothing.

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you've probably got pretty busy days while you're away, and you might feel like you don't have enough time to do your normal full workout.

Now some good news, you don't need to. Just get something in that's quick, simple and relevant to your goals that you and your trainer would have talked about and written down for the time you're away.

If you have 5 minutes, you can do a few exercises. Even if it's while waiting in line at the airport. Another tip is to get up while you're flying and do some squats, lunges, calf raises or wall sits while everyone else is just sitting. There is always time.

Also, when it comes to your food while you're away a good trick is to take a handful of protein bars or single serve protein sachets, which are both nice and easy and you can have them on the go as a snack. It is important to keep your meal frequency up while travelling as you are running around and out of your normal eating routine, protein bars and fruit which you can have in a bag with you for the day come in very handy. Planning will be key to your success and if you can eat at home just before you leave, that's one less meal you will have to navigate on a plane.

Safe travels everyone!


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