Holidays and frequent travel don’t have to spell disaster for your training goals. Here are my top tips for staying on track with your fitness regime while enjoying your vacation.
BE FLEXIBLE WITH YOUR PROGRAM
Unless you’re prepared to spend your holiday scouring the streets for a fully-equipped gym, you’re likely not going to have the time or facilities available to smash out a solid workout and hit PBs. Instead, don’t be afraid to deviate from your usual programming and improvise based on what you have to work with. At the end of the day, any workout is better than no workout.
TAKE A DELOAD
One of the strategies I’ll often use is I’ll ramp up the intensity of my training the weeks leading up to a holiday, then schedule a de-load for while I’m away. Your body will welcome the break and you’ll likely come back stronger and more motivated to get back into full training after your vacay.
DO MOBILITY WORK
You don’t need fancy equipment or a gym to work on your tight thoracic, weak core and lazy glutes. Now is the time to get in and do those mobility exercises your trainer has been nagging you about!
LOWER THE WEIGHT, UP THE VOLUME
If you’re limited with weights, ramp up the difficulty by performing more reps and slowing down the tempo. Use circuits, supersets, giants sets and timed density workouts to save time and cram in as much work as possible. Check out this full body workout for inspo!
Finally, not every workout has to be a gym workout. There are tonnes of activities you can do to stay active while enjoying your holiday – hiring bicycles to explore local towns/cities, skiing, hiking or rock climbing are great examples. And have you even spent a full day shopping?! Not only will you come back feeling refreshed from the break, you’ll likely be every bit as fit as when you left.
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