If you travel for pleasure, you will probably hardly be able to keep up with your fitness routine. It's just too much going on, and your time is even more precious than in your everyday life without holidays.
But if you really get involved with your training, you will find the opportunity to get into the job – and if you want to get the most out of these tight windows, you can use super-efficient techniques like HIIT protocols to maximize the amount of work to wrestle from the least amount of time. For example, trainer Charlee Atkins, C.S.C.S., makes sure that her travels, such as a recent trip to Bodrum in Turkey, are not fitness traps – especially if she's near the beach.
"Recently I went on vacation and found that I had to shorten my training (for more beach and boat trips!), And worked with a pool deck and my body weight," says Atkins. "I've combined some of the most effective bodyweight exercises to make an outstanding 20-minute condensation."
Atkins shortens the session time using the Tabata protocol, an intensive HIIT variant that requires short outbreaks of all-out activity and even shorter rest periods over a 4-minute period. You do not need any equipment to try this training. Professional tip from Atkins: Put it in a bathing suit near the water and jump right in to wash off the sweat.
Perform each movement for 20 seconds and 4 minutes for 10 seconds.
- Push-up and mountaineering
- 180 Squat Jump
- Deadlift with one leg and leap of action (right)
- Deadlift with one leg and Power Skip (left)
If you really want to sweat you can Do Atkins' Tabata training on the beach for up to 4 laps, increasing the tempo for 20 minutes. Want to know more about Atkins? Take a look at our series of training tips: Try Her Move. Brett Williams