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Working Out When Travelling Has Never Been Easier

– Are you tired of missing workouts when you have to travel? GTW makes training on the road easy.

​It doesn’t matter if you travel a lot for your job, or you go on frequent trips away, you can still maintain your fitness levels with GTW bodyweight training workouts.

You don’t need any fancy gym equipment, just use your bodyweight to challenge you safely and effectively.

You don’t even need special workout clothes – train in your underpants and bare feet if you want.

All you need is the determination to keep up with your fitness goals…

And if you’re lacking guts and determination – then GTW training will strengthen your spirit and mind.

In this post, I’ll make Working Out When Travelling super easy for you.

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1. GTW training in your hotel room

One of the major benefits of the GTW workout programs is that you can do them anywhere. If you have to travel with work, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t get a high-intensity, super valuable training session in while you’re in your hotel room.

Your room might have two chairs – great for dips.

You can also use the chair to do decline push-ups. Or the bed or table.

There is bound to be enough area on the floor for all sorts of chest exercises, abdominal exercises and even a thorough leg workout.

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Alternatively, if you’re pressed for time on your vacation, you still never need to miss a workout. If you’re on a two week holiday with your family, you definitely don’t want to take 14 days off from training.

Sure, if you’ve been training especially hard just prior to your holiday, then perhaps a few days off to recover could be beneficial.

That’s what I do. When I know I have a holiday coming up, I’ll make sure the last week before the trip my workouts are extra high-intensity. For example, going for maximum overload to really torture my muscle fibres. Then by the time I get on that plane, my body is crying out for a break.

Then I can really enjoy the first 3 or 4 days of the holiday, knowing this is the ‘rest and recuperation time for my tortured muscles.

Then, after a few days off, I’ll be ready to do some bodyweight workouts in my hotel room.

 

2. Bodyweight workouts around your hotel

Obviously, it depends on your location and the city you’re travelling to. But on one of my last trips away, jeezz it seems like ages ago now, I went to Nha Trang in Vietnam.

Nha Trang is well known for its beaches and scuba diving and has developed into a popular destination, attracting a ton of tourists. It’s also pretty popular with Vietnamese tourists.

Anyhow, down at the beach they had a big area with a fair bit of equipment which was ideal for bodyweight training or calisthenics. Pull up bars etc.

There’s a massive amount of exercises you can do anywhere, when you put your mind to it. Even just doing good ol’ fashioned pushups, situps and bodyweight squats beside your hotel pool will keep your muscles primed!

 

3. Check your hotel has a gym and/or pool

One of the benefits of most hotels is that they provide gyms and often a swimming pool as well. When you’re on the road, there’s no reason to skip a workout if you choose your hotel carefully. When you place your booking, find out if they have a gym or pool you can use.

It just takes a bit of forward-thinking.

For example, I never book a hotel without asking if they have a bum gun or bidet installed in the bathroom. I hate feeling disgusting when using toilet paper. For a start, it hurts like hell. And when you’re used to being ‘shower fresh’ clean after using the toilet, there’s no going back to nasty toilet paper.

The same goes when booking a hotel suitable for working out – you just need to ‘think ahead’. There are so many hotels available, why pick one that doesn’t have what you need? Like a proper gym or pool.

 

4. Stick to the 2-day rule of bodyweight training

Unless you’re doing what I mentioned in point #1 above, and you’re going to be in ‘rest and recuperation mode for your tortured muscles for the first 3 or 4 days…

Then you should never go more than 2 days without working out. 

Yes, even when you’re on holiday.

Why?

Pretty simple really. 1 day off becomes 2 days. Then 2 days off becomes 4 days.

And the next thing you know, you’ve completed your whole two-week vacation without getting a single workout in!

That’s why sticking to the ‘2 Day Rule’ can work so well.

This rule will help you keep accountable to your main goals, even when you’re on vacation.

You might think I’m being overly strict here…

“But Greg, I’m on vacation, I need a rest!”

Ok, I get that. But at the same time, you’ve worked hard to get yourself into a training rhythm when you were at home…

Do you really wanna throw all that progress away, and have to start at square one when you get back from your holiday?

No, of course, you don’t.

And look, I’m not telling you to crack into 60-minute workouts here.

Even just a 5-minute super-high intensity workout will be enough to keep you in the training rhythm, and tax your muscles just enough.

Sure, try to go more than 5 minutes if you can. Or do 1 x 5 minutes in the morning, and 1 x 5 minutes in the afternoon.

 

5. Get out and about!

When you’re on holiday you don’t just have to sit by the pool for your whole two-week vacation. Travelling is great for exploring your new environment. Try going on a long walk, or rent a bicycle, and venture around. You might be pleasantly surprised by how much you can see when you’re not driving. When you’re driving and concentrating on the roads, you miss so much. So, next time you’re on vacation or even on a short business trip, try to get out and enjoy the fresh air.

That’s all I got for you today…

As always, please leave a comment at the bottom, and let me know how you enjoy spending your vacation time. Or share a tip on how you keep active on your holidays.

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Keep training hard (mentally & physically),

Greg ‘Take No Prisoners’ Noland
CEO & Founder
Grey Top Warriors

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