Getting your workout in during summer is not always easy. You might be on the road, in another country with limited access to gyms, or just want to be spontaneous and not plan your workouts as strictly as you might do other times of the year. However, you might still want to get in those moments of movements right? Then, the travel training toolkit is a lifesaver.
What does my travel training toolkit consist of? My travel training yoga mat that I easily can bring with me anywhere, to work or to the park. A jump rope, trigger point ball and resistance bands. With these tools, I have put together a short workout, that you can do anywhere during summertime. A mix of cardio, strength and stretching - how I like it. It does not have to take lots of time to be healthy and get energized. Less is more!
1. WARM UP - JUMP ROPE
Put on your favorite training music and warm-up with the jump rope. Great tool to get your heart rate up fast.
Do 3 minutes of jumping / 30 sec rest - Repeat 3 times.
2. AB BOOSTER
Put on one minute timer on your phone and get ready for an intense but effective ab session that only takes 10 minutes in total.
- 1 min Situps
- 1 min Leg raises
- 1 min Mountain climbers
- 1 min Side plank (30 sec/ side)
- 1 min Plank
Do this two times. In total, 10 minutes burn for your core.
3. BOOTY BURN
Put on your rubber band just a bit over your knees. Keep them there and do;
- 1 min Normal squats
- 1 min Wide squats
- 1 min Crab walk (stand in squat position, walk 5 steps to the right, and 5 to the left - > repeat until time is out)
- 1 min Leg kicks to the right (Stand with straight legs, strong core and kick your right leg to the right, keep your hands on your waist for stability)
- 1 min Leg kicks on the left side
Do this two times. In total, 10 minutes strengthening for your legs and booty!
4. TRIGGER POINT
Now you have finally reached the best part, the calm down and stretch. Enjoy the feeling of knowing that you have done a great job!
I usually start with the trigger point ball, and role it under my feets standing up, on my leg muscles and my back. Here is a great pressure point ball guide I usually follow:
5. STRETCH & MEDITATION
To finish off, I stretch whatever my body needs on that specific day. Very important to listen to what your body needs.
After stretching out, finish with just 3 minutes of breathing in silence.
We most often think getting in good shape, or keeping your shape during summer, takes so much time. But it doesn´t. You do not need a gym, you do not need to have lots of time to do a full workout. 15 minutes - 30 Minutes is good enough. Do this type of workouts, maybe 3 times a week during summer and you´ll have more energy to do what you love during summer!