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On Vacation – No excuse not to Train – Here’s a weeks worth of vacation workouts

You’ve busted your ass training for month’s now…or you have just started to get into a good workout rhythm..don’t drop it all now just cause your on vacation!!

It already August, and that means summer is half over.

This has been a great summer so far the weather for the most part has been fantastic. Many of you have already taken 1 – 2 weeks holidays or are about to do so this month. That being said there is no excuse to “drop” your training.

dude on vacation

Sure during your holidays u may not make it to your gym or training facility because your away. There is usually at least 1 gym in the town you vacationing in. Most facilities offer drop in fees or day passes. It can be a nice change of venue to workout somewhere else.

You could have a chance to try equipment or workouts that you cant normally use at your workout place. It can also make you appreciate the awesomeness of your own workout HQ.
In some cases your staying at cottage or camping far from any gym. There is still many ways to workout on the road.
Pack the Real Essentials
  • kettlebell or kettlebells
  • trx
  • resistance bands
  • skipping rope
Listen, you don’t think twice about shlepping around a couple of cases of beer, or enough bedding to sleep like your in the honeymoon suite at the Bellagio resort in Vegas. So whats the issue with bring a 16 or 24 kg kettlebell. Weighs less and takes up very little space compared to the other un-necessities you pack into your vehicle.
Bodyweight and AMRAPS
You can also hammer out bodyweight exercises in different combinations or protocols. Vary the reps or do Amraps for 25 – 35 minutes. An AMRAP stands for As Many Rounds As P ossible.
Run or Walk Outside
No matter where u are there is the outdoors. You can usually find a trail or road to do some road work. Unless you were dropped in via helicopter.
You can walk one day, Jog the next. Then you can work sprints or suicides. This will give you a great variety of cardio training. Also good to seat out the vacation beers from the nite before.
In the workout section of the newsletter I will post a week of  training that you can do anywhere.
Hell sleep in because your on vacation, but then get up and train for 30 – 40 minutes to get your mojo running. You will feel fantastic and Crush the rest of you day!!!!

So in keeping with the training while on vacation here is a week of training

Day 1
Amrap 30 minutes 
Kettlebell Swings 30 reps
Bodyweight Squats 10 reps
Push Ups 20 reps
Burpees 5 reps
Mobility Cool down
Day 2
Steady State – Level 5/10 exertion
5k walk or jog.
For me a 5/10 is a power walk.
Mobility Cool down
Day 3
Amrap 30 mimutes
Kettlebell Swings 40 reps
Bodyweight Squats 15 reps
Push Ups 25 reps
Burpees 10 reps
Mobility Cool down

Day 4

Mobility warm up

Intermediate Cardio –Level 7/10 exertion 

 2k jog or run

For me this is a jog

Mobility Cool Down


Day 5 

Mobility Warm Up

Amrap 30 Minutes

Kettlebell Swings 50 reps
Bodyweight Squats 20 reps
Push Ups 30 reps
Burpees 15 reps
Mobility Cool Down

There u have it a full week of training that can be done virtually anywhere. I did them just outside the condo’s patio doors which opened up to a BBQ and picnic table areaI also included a link for our Mobility warm up video. do this before any workout and you will see a huge improvement on how you attack the ensuing challenge.

Enjoy your holidays and Crush some great workouts!!!





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1 comment

  1. cathie - August 9, 2013 8:56 am

    Awesome! Thanks Curd – you always supply the motivation to go with it.


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