Understanding correct TRX fitness changed my life.
It’s allowed my little northern ass to build muscle, develop areas of functional fitness and maintain a physique whilst travelling all over the world as a digital nomad. Where I go – my gym goes and my gym is my TRX. I wrote a post on the phycological benefits of using a TRX for fitness and on the physiological benefits of using a TRX for fitness. Here, I’m getting down and dirty with the…
I’ve got out there. And I mean OUT THERE. In the Mexican jungle to suddenly have a problem with my Mac. Wishing I’d done these checks from experience before leaving.
Hindsight is bloody awesome. 7 top tips tech checklist for digital nomads before travelling.
After years of living as a digital nomad, backpacking the world. Here’s my hindsight tech checklist to do before leaving home for your holiday, travel, backpacking adventure or no-end in sight nomad life.
If you want to take the gym on the road or be able to exercise any-where any-way. A TRX is for you.
The benefits go way beyond just physical
I find the benefits of using a TRX go way beyond just physical. They’re also psychological. In this post I write about the physical benefits of using a TRX. From my own personal experience of using one for several years and from science. In my post here I write about the psychological…
The benefits of using a resistance band for travel and home workouts are awesome and HUGE!
I used to think it won’t work for me
I used to look at resistance bands and think phaa! No weight – won’t work for me. Man need weight, man need heavy weight! Silly boy. The benefits of using a resistance band a great. Now I look at them like a box of pop tarts, gimme! Bands, especially the above easy level CrossFit one, have…
After years of spending time restricted to the belief that I had to use a gym to look good, build muscle, keep fit and thus feel good. Along with the belief that my clients who I trained as a PT did. I can honestly say after finding the best way to keep fit without a gym (we’ll get to it) I won’t step foot inside a one again.
TRX is all about time under tension don’t think fast and pump
How to use a TRX with correct technique and why you’re performing TRX wrong. Think slow and squeeze.
Couple of tips to get the most out of a TRX
Do 3-5 second negative phases, when the muscle extends.
Do 1-2 second contracting phases, when the muscle shortens.
Hold and squeeze the muscle at the top for whatever you’re targeting.
Really stretch the muscle an example of this is TRX…
Why use a TRX and resistance band for exercise?. By combining a band and TRX. You can create two different types of training styles. That put the nervous system under different levels of shock compared to standard gym weights.
Personally I’ve found better aesthetic, cardiovascular, flexibility and muscle growth. When using a TRX combined with bands within my nomad travel life. Than I ever have from years of time spent in the gym.
How to keep fit while travelling. By combining a band and TRX. You can create two different types of training styles. These styles put the nervous system under different levels of shock. Compared to using gym machines or weights and a bench.
Personally I’ve found better aesthetic, cardiovascular, flexibility and muscle growth. Using a TRX combined with bands within my nomad travel life. Than I ever have from years of time spent in the gym.
Don’t be put off by this strange offering at the end of a meal in India.
India’s natural remedy for indigestion. It’a natural stomach remedy. that helps digest food but also aids in a variety of stomach problems. Fennel seeds with sugar. If anyone knows how to aid their stomachs, Indians do. Let’s face it they eat curry for breakfast lunch and dinner day. Day in day out and still manage to frequent to the toilet like a normal person.
A little recommendation if you’re seeking a good travel backpack and trekking boots
Travel backpack and trekking boots recommendation. To put it simply:
Sorrel boots @sorrel: Hiked nearly 200km of the Himalayas; 5 day Inca Trail, 10 days in Patagonia, Bolivia and Volcanoes in Chile. Still going strong. Kinda fashionable to if I might add and I didn’t even have to wear them in.
Sitting at the peak of the ABC trek in Nepal looking over the…
The benefits of chewing Chew Coca leaves. The three leaf offering sign to pachamama.
Despite their obvious qualities, que Escobar, and the fact it’s actually very difficult to get hold of them outside of Peru and Bolivia (although you can buy them in tea form elsewhere). There’s a reason the Incas and Peruvians chew these leaves like Europeans and Americans chew gum
Chewing the leaves strengthens your gums and whitens your teeth. The same oxidization that is responsible for overcoming high-altitude…
Papaya often thought of as a little bland, think again
Seven benefits of eating Papaya
Especially for high protein diets. The presence of papain, a digestive super enzyme breaks down protein. This ensures a reduced conversion of protein into body fat. If the protein in our diet is not digested properly, it may cause arthritis, constipation, diabetes, high blood pressure.
The seeds of papayas are good for a healthy heart having three powerful antioxidant vitamins, namely vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin…
Run wherever you are whenever you can.
Does running build muscle?
Sprinting, lifting your legs rapidly for long periods torches the fat around your abs while building muscle.
It resets the mind and cleanses the soul and is the quickest and cheapest workout there is.
Away from home out of routine it’s difficult to keep you nutrition on track.
5 supplements for travelling to maintain muscle and health. Greens, carbs and even achieving the right amount of protein intake can be tricky in certain countries, which can result in muscle breakdown and overall fitness decline
Here’s the supps I’ve found really help whilst traveling (along with a little bag of protein powder)
The foundations of protein synthesis and muscle building. This is beacuse body can’t produce these…
When in Cuba
Nutrition tips for staying in shape whilst traveling Cuba. Myself and my yogi bending cousin @carol_atkin picked ourselves up a stash of pure home grown cigars horse back trekking through the tobacco fields of Vinalles in the hills, a different side and beauty to Cuba. Paired perfectly with the coco loco rum and some little short shorts.
Cuba is an incredible place with a phenomenal culture and people but I found it pretty tricky, more so than CA…
I’ve been to a gym 17 times in 230 days
How to travel, keep fit and workout. Below are 7 fitness tips I’ve consistently followed whilst travelling that I found aided and a proof in the pudding video.
I’m by no means ripped, overly strong or big but I have wanted to try maintain some level of fitness whilst travelling South America. Body weight. TRX and simple consistent nutrition can be all that’s needed.
You honestly don’t need to be member…
Mentally and physically I have experienced the following
15 life lessons I have learnt from making fitness a habit:
1) Reset yourself
Whether stress, anxiety, procrastinating, whatever is playing on your mind hitting the gym and really pushing yourself will clear it and help give clarity. If you’ve ever loaded a few plates onto a squat rack bar – set yourself up – squatted down – believe me your mind will not focus or think of anything else other than lifting that…
Who has time for diets? Incorporate some of these little wins into your daily routine.
30 foods that help fight fat.
Kale – The fibre curbs carb craving, iron and vit B
Pumpkin seeds – 30g = 2mg of zinc essential for fat cell reduction (and sexual function eeyyyooo!) eat them early in the morning for best results
Peanut Butter – Contains enzymes that cut appetite
Oatcakes – Eat them early, slow release carbs counter late energy fatigue
Grapefruit – blunts insulin spikes, helps liver…
Foods for gains, renewing and aiding your muscles after training
Foods to eat for muscle gains:
Low in fat and high in slow releasing casein protein to keep your muscles drip fed for hours
Oats (with a pinch of cinnamon)
Re stock your body’s glycogen levels. Adding cinnamon will stabilise your blood sugar levels for a more sustained energy supply
Vitamins A,C and E which support muscle recovery and its enzymes reduce inflammation too easing any soreness
The essential fats deliver valuable energy and it’s high…