Secret to getting and staying lean while traveling...

The secret to getting lean and staying lean while traveling...

So I am heading out to Cleveland, the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cavs. This will be the first time that Theo has been on a trip this long. should be interesting to see how that goes. 

Traveling: a whole other set of obstacles and difficulties.  For those of you who are jet-setters and are constantly in a different airport, time zone, or even continent, the challenge of getting your workouts in and eating healthy amongst everything may even seem insurmountable (like the cliffs of insanity in Princess Bride, "See! The cliffs of insanity! Hurry up, move the thing, and the other thing...)

But what if I told you, you could not only maintain your fitness and body fat percentage but even progress and get leaner than you were before, in as little as 6 minutes a workout! 

Want to know the secret?

Treadmill interval sprints!

Since virtually every hotel has a treadmill and you have 6 minutes, it leaves you with no excuses.

So here's the workout. 

Start with a 2min walk on the treadmill to get warmed up. 
Then set the treadmill to 8mph and a 10% incline and sprint on it for 15secs.
Step off to each side of the treadmill and rest for 15secs
Repeat 5x.
Do a 2 min walk to cool down.

You're done. That's it. But...
Don't be fooled. It is quite challenging, but hey, it's 6 minutes. 

Do this every other day while traveling. Keep track of your speeds and incline and try to do just a little bit more everyday (+.1mph, or .1 incline). You can throw in some circuit training on the other days but they are just a bonus. 

Now, as we have talked about before, this is just a piece of the puzzle. Anyone want to guess what the other piece is?

You got it...nutrition. But that's a topic for another day. 

Committed to your health,
Michael Bauman
CEO of Thrive Culture

P.S. If you travel a lot and would like workouts that fit in your schedule and a plan to eat healthy let me know.