Exercises you can do while Traveling without any Equipment
Whether you’re packing for a surf-and-sand retreat beneath the palms or preparing to hit the snowy slopes and après ski, you’re probably thinking about a lot of things as you prepare for your trip or make use of your own travel insurance. Of course, you’re eager to start shopping for new pieces to add to your holiday outfit. And if you’re a fitness junkie, you’re probably curious about the best routines to keep fit while travelling. Don’t worry; we have just the exercises for you, which you can simply execute in your hotel room or on a mat in your hotel’s gym.
We’ll tell you the best workouts for staying fit while travelling. You’ll be pleased you included these to your early morning ritual before getting a freshly pressed juice (or mimosa).
Backwards lunge with an Isolated Bicep Curl
This is a great full-body workout that you can do almost any place. Begin by standing with your feet hip-distance apart and your core completely engaged. Lift your right leg and take a step back. Bend your right knee to roughly a 90-degree angle, then drop your leg to the same angle. Return to a standing position by bringing your right leg up near to your left leg.
From a standing posture, perform a bicep curl with no additional weight. Begin with your hands by your sides, and keep your upper arms in contact with your sides throughout the exercise. Lift both hands up towards each shoulder while stretching your arms and activating your core. Hold your hands against your shoulders for a time before slowly releasing. Rep the bicep curl and lunge on the opposing leg. When you are comfortable with the action, replace the weights with a water bottle in each hand.
This is another basic workout that you can perform while travelling because it requires little room and no equipment. Planks work the core muscles while also improving stability and balance. Begin by lying straight on the ground with your back to the ground. Put your hands behind your shoulders, palms forward. To get into a plank posture, lift your body off your arms. Keep your body tight—spine straight—and your shoulders pulled back to engage your core. Hold the position for 60 seconds.
This lower-body workout works the calves, glutes, and quads. Begin by placing your feet shoulder-width apart and your back flat against a wall, chin up. Place your feet approximately two feet away from the wall (distance may vary, so do what is comfortable for you). Engage your core muscles as you gently slide your back down the wall until your thighs are parallel to the floor and your knees are over your ankles. Hold for 60 seconds before gently rising back up.
Ashley Stephan is a health fanatic and a digital nomad. When she is not busy exploring the next best travel destination or trying a new workout, she runs the blog at VIGOR.icu where she writes about various health and travel related topics. Hobbies: swimming, gardening, and binge-watching popular TV shows.