I hope you find my destination reviews to the point, fitness posts informative and no gym workout plans energising. Other than that, you'll probably find my grammar terrible. Long live backpacking!
Well pet, I’m a Bakewell Tart fiend, straight talking (with a slight Newcastle twang), nutrition nutter, fond exercise go’er and surfing enthusiast. Visual creativity and fitness are my career and travelling my passion. So I decided to mix them, permanently, and left the London grind for a life of nomad travel and fitness. This is where I document it, like a hamster stashing his nuts. Drop me a message anytime.
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So many people spend so much of their time seeing gym walls rather than new cultures or taking photos in gym mirrors rather than in mother nature’s beauty. I know, I’ve been there myself.
I don’t have a problem with gyms I think they’re great but people can become confined by them.
A little simple equipment with some simple knowledge and that mountain, beach, hostel roof-top, park and even your own home can become your gym. Turn that two-week holiday fear of being away from the gym into 9 months backpacking a continent.
It’s amazing the doors you open and the people you meet when you take fitness into Mother Nature, it transcends all language barriers.
Point 1: Your nutrition
Know your BMR specific to you and use MyFitness Pal to log your macros. If this sounds like gobbledee guuke? My post here explains all and guides you through how to work it out. Want to gain muscle mass whilst traveling? Slightly increase your macros. Want to lean out (get ripped), loose a little body fat? Slightly decrease your macros. Always go back to your maintenance level to maintain how you are. This is the fuel.
Point 2: Exercise
Whether with body weight, bands or a TRX (go team TRX!) exercise and slowly increase effort over time. My TRX, bands and body-weight plans will help you with that This is the ignition to the fuel.
TRX: #BAE I mean what can’t you do with these things. The possibilities are endless. Hang it from any door, tree, structure and train every part of your body across hypertrophy, strength and cardiovascular. Grab one here
Easy level CrossFit band: Come in various strengths. I find the various ways in which I can place muscle groups under tension for time challenges my nervous system in a completely different way to conventional weights. With these you can train your entire body anywhere within a 2 metre square space. Grab them here
BCAA: The foundations of protein synthesis and muscle building. The body can’t produce these and so they must be ingested from food/supps. It's often difficult to find adequate sources of nutrition to supply your body with the required levels of BCAA for maintaining and increasing fitness whilst travelling. Having these little gems helps with that. Grab them here
Glutamine: Taking these supps aids in reducing muscle breakdown and improves protein metabolism. Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscles—over 61% of skeletal muscle is Glutamine thus it's essential to meet your body's demand for it. Grab them here