Roadtrip Workout Routines: How to Stay Fit When Roadtripping

Roadtrip Workout Routines: How to Stay Fit When Roadtripping

Tue, Feb 22, 22

You've finally saved up enough money and vacation time to take that road trip you've been dreaming about. You can't wait to hit the open road, see new things and meet some interesting people along the way.

However, with all the excitement of your upcoming trip, you might be feeling a bit nervous about how this adventure will affect your fitness routine.

Staying fit is always a challenge, but you'll face an even bigger struggle if you're planning to hit the road for an extended period of time. After all, a lot of people think that the most important part about road tripping is eating and drinking at all those awesome roadside restaurants and bars. Even if you manage to get in a workout before you leave, how can you be sure to stick to your routine when you're on the road?

Well, there are a couple of ways that you can stay fit while on the road. The first one involves simply finding hotels and stops along the way that have gyms. However, this isn't always possible and it can also be quite expensive over the course of your trip. Another option is to bring your own fitness equipment with you. This could include a yoga mat, resistance bands or even a Flybird weight bench!

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Now the first one is a great one because it's going to work your core, your quads, your glutes, and your hamstrings. All you have to do is find an elevated surface like this picnic table, place one foot on top of it, then jump up and go into that lunge position. Make sure that you're not leaning forward or backward. Do a nice controlled lunge and then jump back up to the original position with both feet on the ground. You can also switch legs after you do 20 of them. So we're just going to add this in so that we work all of our legs evenly.

The next exercise is an awesome way to work your core and obliques because you're gonna get those knees moving side to side and engaging your obliques as well as engaging your core during those jumps. So what you're gonna do is get down into a squat position with arms straight out in front of you, then jump up and take those knees across yourself side to side, alternating which knee goes across first each time.

A great solution is the FlyBird workout bench. It's a adjustable and portable workout bench, easy to fold to store in car. You can use it to do push-ups and sit-ups outside. If you more space, you can buy a set of Flybird adjustable dumbbells to do some dumbbell exercise to increase strength.

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You could even take it camping and use it as a camping bench for hiking or lightweight fitness routines (although I don't recommend hiking on an incline with a 10-pound backpack!).

 

Of course, this is in no way a comprehensive look at road trip fitness routines. These are only a few ideas that you can incorporate into your vacation trips to keep your body moving while on the road. Be sure to throw in some extra time at rest stops, and to plan ahead. If the opportunity arises, look for parks or sidewalk trails to stretch out any sore muscles. And if you're in an RV, try to find a spot near a lake or a river so you can catch some exercise by water sports as well!

These routines are just part of what it takes to staying fit and healthy on vacation. You’ll also need to maintain a proper diet, because what you put into your body has an impact on how the rest of your body functions. Last but not least, you need to be careful about the amount of time you spend in your vehicle each day and how it impacts your sleep cycle. All in all, these workouts are designed to help keep your focus on fitness while you are traveling and will hopefully provide some new ideas that you can use when you're out of town.

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