Ah, life on the road. By the time this article goes up, I’ll be on an airplane headed to Vegas for SHOT Show and waiving goodbye to my hard-earned gains as I zoom across the sky with a Cinnabon and two nips of vodka in hand.
Finding a way to workout while you’re traveling can be tough. With uncertain levels of equipment at your disposal and no room in your luggage for free weights, it’s a near certainty that your normal regimen won’t cut it. The thing is – that can be a good thing. If you’re anything like me, you may find yourself falling into some workout habits. They’re not necessarily BAD ones, they’re things like doing shoulders on Monday or always starting chest workouts on the flat bench – but when it comes to fitness, you tend to get the best results from keeping your body guessing. We’re exceptionally good at adapting to the challenges we face regularly, so as functional athletes, we need to stay one step ahead of that process.
And a week on the road can serve as your opportunity to switch your game up entirely.
While lots of people head to Las Vegas for SHOT Show and stay in hotels, we here at SOFREP will be living under one roof – sort of like the Jersey Shore, but with way more highly trained veteransveteransveterans and way less hair gel. Renting a whole house offers a lot of benefits – including privacy to work – but it also means there won’t be a gym on site like those enjoying the hotel life get to take advantage of. These types of circumstances leave the fitness-minded with a few options, and it’s best to pick which is best for you based on circumstances, over preference.