Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Travel Workout - The only workout you’ll regret is the one you didn’t do.

In one of my recent travels, the hotel I stayed at did not have a work out facility.  To start my day, I typically do a variation of weights and cardio.  Through some trial and error, I found a routine that would cover the following in less than 30 minutes:
  • Front and Back of Legs
  • Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
  • Abs and Lower Back
The work out consisted of a warm up and then circuit training of a series of four different exercises.  The warm up consists of the following and are done one right after another without breaks:

25 Jumping Jacks
15 Squats
10 Push Ups
10 Leg lunges on each leg
10 Hip raises
25 Jumping Jacks

Next, complete a 15-20 minute circuit of a series of four workout routines.  Continue to repeat the four workouts until the time is up.  The following was the routine I used:
  • 20 body weight squats using a chair
  • 15 incline push ups using the edge of a desk
  • 10 one arm row utilizing luggage as weight
  • 10 reverse crunches
Repeat for 15-20 minutes.

I found this routine to create a great workout to start the day off.  It is also portable for travels.  Posting out on the blog to share with others and have as a quick reference point. 


  1. That's a great routine Brett! As a traveller and physical therapist I know It's really important to keep being healthy and working out at least little bit while on the road.

  2. In any case, it is better than nothing. Travel can steal your fitness in one week. Good workout, Brett. Good luck. Stay healthy.


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