One downside to traveling is that it is harder to stick with any sort of exercise regimen. Whereas at home, I can step away from, say, the computer to push some weights on the power rack in the basement for a nice break, usually while I’m on the road, I lack such convenient access to exercise equipment. Therefore, after a couple weeks of traveling, it’s not unusual for me to feel like my muscles are wasting away.
This time I am trying to do some sort of exercise each day while in California. The aerobic component is not too difficult since I packed my pair of ultra-light running shoes and have been able to run a little bit out here in Stockton. Power and strength training has required more creativity. This is what I have come up with so far:
- Pushups: I try to do one or two sets of 50 a day on my knuckles, which allows me to go deeper.
- Crunches: 100 per day
- Wall sits: It seems like just doing a two-minute wall sit already burns out my quads! Quite humbling for a cyclist.
Does anyone have any other exercises they’d recommend adding to this regimen? One nice thing about all of the above is that it takes less than 10 minutes!
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