I don’t know about you, but when I’m traveling it can be a serious struggle at times to find a gym and the time to get in a sufficient workout.
That’s why I’ve done my best to simplify the process of staying lean on the road by sticking to a few key workouts, like hotel room workouts, that are fast, effective, and don’t require a gym.
One of the main reasons I make it a habit of getting these workouts in is that these specific types of jump rope body weight workouts are the most efficient way to avoid gaining excess body weight (specifically body fat) while traveling.
In an average 15-minute workout, you’ll burn about 250 calories, but because of something called EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), you will continue to burn calories long after your workout has been completed. So, your actual total calories burned from that workout is more like 400 calories.
BUT – beyond calories and body fat, there are hidden benefits that bring an even greater ROI.
Let’s face it. Travel can be super stressful. So to maintain a consistently happy state of being we’ve got to do something to balance the scale.
A few HIIT (high intensity interval training) jump rope workouts a week can be that equalizer.
Research tells us that throwing a few short high intensity workouts into our schedule a week can significantly reduce stress and boost happiness.
But you probably know that right?
I’m just here to give you an extra nudge and share some specific workouts to make sure you make this habit stick when you’re on the road.
Here are a series of sample HIIT jump rope workouts I recommend working into your routine while you’re traveling.
Now that you are equipped with a few strategic workouts to include in your routine while you travel, I want to invite you to test these out the next time you’re on the road and don’t have access to a gym.