Contrary to my newsfeed, I did get some solid training in at a quaint little gym in #OBX called Hammerheads Gym. HAI 🖐🏻 there #Delt lines - I see you.
I was sore every day; which isn't something I was seeking to affirm my training by any means. I did not increase volume or train "harder" because I was on vacation. In fact, I trained as efficiently as possible and most sessions were shorter than those on my home turf.
Tips to do so:
1️⃣keep movements basic - not the time or equipment availability to reinvent the wheel here.
2️⃣ Use reduced rest between sets to increase intensity and give you that pump to drive nutrients to muscles.
3️⃣ Most likely weight increments are limited too. Train to failure with every weight option you have (you know I'm a fan of this method always). Reaching true failure CAN be effective with lighter than your usual weights; I promise.
Also understand the impacts of your environment on your vacation. I was out in the sun for hours causing fluid and electrolyte levels to vary far more than my typical environment; even with chugging water constantly. This unavoidably effected my training; fatigue would set in faster & max loads were lighter. But again this doesn't take away the fact that these workouts were effective.
Do what YOU can; when YOU can. Take in consideration your external environments and enjoy training while traveling - find those hidden gems (gyms) like this one 😉.
If you read this #TLDR post 😜 comment your favorite place you have trained while traveling.
Help us all who are vacationing this summer find some great spots.