Here at Discount Supplements we understand that you do not always have the luxury of working a 9-5 job, hit the gym and then go home. For some of you, your lifestyles are rather hectic and it involves spending time away from home which can impact on your exercise routines. With your health and lifestyle being a priority here I have decided to give you some pointers on what I class as essential travel goodies which you should be using while away. I will also add a brief description of what exercises you can do with each bit of kit so that you aren't left there wondering what to do. Here goes....
Possibly the best piece of kit you can use in your hotel room is a Swiss ball which can target most areas of your body. This dynamic ball can be used to for squatting, working your chest muscles and developing a good core. This ball helps increase stability and strength within your abdominal region because of the balance aspect in certain exercises.
A kettlebell on it's own can be used for many different exercises such as shoulder press, upright row, squatting, arm workouts and more. Combining the kettelbell and the swissball is a great combination while in a circuit so why not use both and get the most out of your workouts in your room.
Ok, so skipping in your room might be slightly in practical so why not take this exercise outside? Skipping as a warm up or at the end of your workout can seriously increase your stamina and endurance. Skipping will also help develop forearm and shoulder strength, not to mention a great burn from the calves themselves whilst bouncing on the spot. Short burst intervals of this exercise will leave you sweating and gasping for some fresh water.
Using a resistance band which is similar to being on a cable machine in the gym is another fine piece of equipment that is going to work your upper and lower body effectively. Chest flies, chest press, shoulder press and arm exercises can be performed using this band.
A Workout Using Them
Here it is, your very own workout using the above equipment whilst staying away from home and not being able to get into a gym.
Swissball Chest Press with Kettlebell - 15 reps each side
Resistance Band Shoulder Press - 15 reps
Kettlebell Squats - 15 reps
Bent Over Row Kettlebell using Swissball - 15 reps
Skipping Intervals - 5 mins and REPEAT first round.
Resistance Band Chest Flies Standing - 15 reps
Resistance Band Bent Over Rows - 15 reps
Kettlebell Lunges - 15 reps
Kettlebell OverHead Tricep Extensions - 15 reps
Skipping Intervals - 5 mins and REPEAT second round.
Wide Kettlebell Sumo Squats -15 reps
Swissball ab crunch with kettlebell - 15 reps
Resistance Band Bicep Curls - 15 reps
Swissball Plank - 1 minute
This is just one workout you can do with the above equipment and would take you around 30 minutes to complete. It is a perfect workout if you finish work and can't access a gym. You are effectively taking the gym to you and having an awesome workout while in your room. Your fitness goals do not need to suffer just because you cannot get into a gym, so instead make sure you give yourself every opportunity to succeed and stick with the plan.