I have had a lot of clients that would be travelling all the time for work. It can be a frustrating feeling that your exercise routine is constantly being put on hold. The best thing is to prepare.
Know what exercises you should be doing, where and when. Are you best off getting the workout done in the morning if work holds you back during the rest of the day and into the evening. Or do you know that you will have time after work and work won’t come in the way? Be realistic when working this out.
You might know where you are staying. Do you have access to a gym? Ore just a hotel room? How do your surroundings look like, could you go for a run or a workout in the local park? All information will help plan the workout that will suit your timeframe and keeping your goals in mind. You don’t want to assume that the gym has all the equipment you need and turn up and have to spend time coming up with alternatives. Not that it is the end of the world but if time is precious this is not what you want. It’s better to have a bodyweight workout planned that you can do anywhere even in a hotel room. Consistency is key to keep your routine up.
Less is more. It’s better to keep it simple and be able to get your planed exercise done than not. Stick to exercises you are familiar with, less equipment needed the better. (a resistance band is brilliant to bring on a work trip. Its light and don’t take much space) Know how long the workout will take. Keep around 60 min max. This way you can plan better will have time to get through your workout before work our between work and some other work commitments in the evening. This can be tricky, even with all the preparation something can come in the way that you cant workaround.
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