I’m about to hit the road for three weeks with my friends’ band Archer as they start up their first big tour. If you enjoy hard rock I suggest you check them out at https://www.archernation.com
But that’s not the main thing I want to talk to you about today. Instead I want to discuss training on the road. Its something everyone has to deal with at one time or another.
I’ve been making great progress on my current plan. But without the same tools on the road I won’t be able continue with it. Some changes need to be made.
Of course I’ll always be able to use my bodyweight to do many moves whether its outside or in the hotel rooms. But I’m also bringing along one kettlebell.
You know, if you only travel for a couple days you can get by without any training. Just use it as a natural break. But when you have longer periods of time you’ve got to do something.
The last time I did some lengthy traveling was through Europe. And to be truthful I didn’t train all that much.
The problem was I didn’t have any sort of plan. I only fit in a workout here or there when I had a little time (which wasn’t that often) and wasn‘t being lazy.
This time is different. Yesterday I took a few moments to write down several numbers. These are numbers I want to hit in a few exercises by the end of the trip.
I’m certainly not going to get there in just one workout. In order to hit them I have to train roughly every other day. It may be tough at times but contrary to popular belief you can accomplish a lot in just ten minutes. And that may be all I have.
Even though my recovery won’t be as good as normal (lack of sleep and poorer nutrition) I’ll still be able move forward.
And because of the change-up, when I do return and get back to my old plan I know I’ll de much better than ever.
Not knowing where you want to go is what stops most people. So the next time you have to hit the road, figure out what you want to accomplish first.
P.S. Depending on how much time I have between shows I’ll try to get another update or two out. A report or even video of some of these road workouts, possibly.