There was a time when working out was the last thing on my mind when I was on the road. Between late dinners and early morning breakfast meetings, there just didn’t seem to be enough time. It wasn’t long before I not only packed on weight during trips but also had horrible ankle and foot swelling, stomach issues and a lack of energy. I started cleaning up my diet and sticking to a Paleo style of eating. My swelling was gone within two weeks, I can only speculate bread and sugar was the culprit there. Thanks to a great friend of mine who is a bit of a fitness inspiration, I lost my fear of the weight room and for this blog she has so graciously volunteered to demonstrate this 30 minutes arm workout for me! Most hotel gyms have basic dumbbells and a cable machine but more creative in-room workouts will follow!
Perform each exercise at your own discretion but I would recommend 10 reps, 3 sets each!
Warm-up – Stretching! This is so important and really loosens you up.
Push ups are a great way to get your blood pumping and can warm your body up quick. You can perform them like this:
Next up we have a biceps curl:
For triceps and biceps we have a simple dip:
Standing Shoulder Press:
Lastly, PLANKS! These are tough but really help your core. Hold the positions for as long as you can, repeat three times. This video shows three different variations:
Thank you so much for reading and let me know any tips you have for staying in shape on the road!