Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 4
One Leg Romanian Deadlift
About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program. While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training. One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active. Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike whenever possible, etc. Secondly, start and/or end the day with 5-10 minutes of mobility drills or stretching. Below you will find some simple to perform exercises that can be done with zero equipment in virtually any setting.
Jeff Tirrell, CSCS, CSFC, Pn1
One Leg Romanian Deadlift: This exercise is great for working on your balance and trains the glutes and hamstrings. Start in a standing position, reach back and up with one leg while hinging (flexing forward) at the waist. The arms can reach forward or out to the side to help with balance if needed, or you can use a desk, chair, or bed to help stabilize yourself. Perform 3-12 reps for 2-5 sets.
Watch video of these exercises and variations here