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Travel Advice to Train Without a Gym?


#1

I’ve been doing various 5/3/1 variations with excellent results. I’m heading out of town for a couple of weeks, and there is NO WHERE for me to train within an hour and a half. I’m bringing along the following things:

Over door pull-up bar
Woss suspension trainer
some bands of varying tension
1 70 lb kettlebell.

I’m going to be doing whole body circuits with the trainer and pull-up bar, kettlebell swings, and some band pull aparts.

Any suggestions for good exercises or routines?

Thanks


#2

I just answered this question on this very forum.

1 mile run
200 bodyweight squats
100 push-ups
50 chins

Easy, anyone can do this and this is basic level of fitness.


#3

Thanks Jim.

It was 6 AM, and I was walking out the door, didn’t have time to search. Runs might be rough, I’m what feels like north of the Arctic Circle, but I’ll probably survive.


#4

One other thing I’ve done: if the hotel has a gym, find the heaviest dumbells and the stairs. Walk up/walk down. The place I stay has 55lbs bells and it starts to suck quickly.

It’s not perfect but if you can do some push-ups, sit-ups and chins - it’s great. When I’m out of town, I never do “regular” workouts anymore. I use it as a time to do some different stuff and “relax”.


#5

Thanks Jim. That seems better than running on icy roads in single digit temperatures.