Travel can kill your normal training routine. It’s oftentimes hard to find and get to a gym, and most hotels don’t have what you need to get the work done. I say leave the gym behind! If you are traveling, all you need is a deck of cards to put together a killer program.
This workout is really simple and can be done anywhere—in the gym, outdoors or in your hotel room.
STEP 1: Begin by selecting FOUR body weight exercises. Some examples:
STEP 2: After picking your exercises, assign each movement a suit in the deck (i.e., push-ups are hearts, lunges are spades, etc.)
STEP 3: Then, clear a space to workout and shuffle the deck of cards. Decide on a number of cards you decide to work through 10, 20, 30, full deck, etc. (I recommend the full deck!)
STEP 4: Flip one card. Complete the exercise accompanying the card. For example, if you pick a 5 of hearts, you complete 5 push-ups. Face cards and aces are 15 reps (or, assign your own number).
STEP 5: After you having completed the first exercise, flip the second card and perform the corresponding movement. Continue flipping cards one-by-one until you have completed the deck (or however many cards you choose to use.) By the end, you will be feeling it!
This is a great workout to bring with you anywhere! It’s even been seen happening in an airport over a long layover. Who says you need a gym to train? That’s the dirt for now…more next week from the world of obstacle course racing!