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Struggling to Stay Fit Abroad? Tips to Stay on Track

Written By The Travelling Postcard on 8 May 2014 | 07:40

My Fitness programe while I enjoy everything about travelling

Before I started Travelling I always carried out a daily fitness routine along with a diet which helped my fitness goals.

Having been away for nearly 2 months traveling through South East Asia I have had to come up with my own fitness plan. This would have not been possible without the help of my fitness trainer back home in Gibraltar, Stephen Evans who runs Rock Fitness showed me that anything is possible! So this post goes out to you buddy!

It's hard to keep up a diet and training scheme while travelling...

Well, here we go, on a daily basis or at least 5 times a week I will follow the following methods which assist in my core workouts along with my cardio fitness.


Even if you run a short 5k run or a 30 minute depending on your ability of fitness, anything is better than nothing. When you find yourself way from your duly routine when you travel, running is not only free but it is also a good way to build up your cardio fitness.

Hotel Room / Large Space Exercises 

Towel pull-ups are a good way to increase your back muscles and the best thing is you only need a steady door and a towel, push yourself up and make sure to build your reps every time you practice.

Backpack Pressups are my way of adding weight to normal pressups. This is an efficient way to increase back muscles. I have added around 12 kilos, try and complete 12 reps first time round!

Dips, complete a dips exercise by using two desperate beds or pool hammocks, this is a good exercise for your triceps.

Backpack Squats are a good way to increase the muscles in your upper legs, again by adding my backpack this serves as extra weight for your ecxerciae.

Burpees are a good way to increase both cardio and abs. Try and complete around 6 first time round, increase by 2 more evry day.

Sit-ups is the old conventional way of supporting your abs, try 25 reps for 4 sets and increase as you get stronger, make use to rest them properly.

Leg raises are a bit difficult to start off with, keep at it as this exercise is good for your lower abs.

Mountain climbers is fun! Or at least for me as I remember I used to find them really hard! They are good for your legs and abs! Make sure to contract your abs.

I hope the above exercises see adequate to you, they should be done in accordance with your ability. I learnt all these techniques and I am happy that I don't need to pay for a gym when these techniques work while you are away on holiday!

Happy exercising while you travel!


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