The 16 best TRX exercises guide with video technique

The 16 best TRX exercises guide with video technique

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…

How I get rid of food poisoning effectively when travelling

How I get rid of food poisoning effectively when travelling

I’ve been there. In Uyuni, Bolivia. One of the smallest, baron towns you travel through within the Americas. To suddenly be hit by Viral Gastritis.

Most likely from a dogey piece of food in La Paz market. Uyuni didn’t even have a pharmacy.

Preparing for war

I locked it down. Found the nicest accommodation I could Hotel Los Girasoles and prepared for war. Telling myself I can get through this. I did. But, I dragged it out for three…

7 top tips tech checklist for digital nomads before travelling

7 top tips tech checklist for digital nomads before travelling

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.

The checklist

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.

I use a…

Finally solved on Mac how to fix Could not recover SATA HDD after 5 attempts terminating error

Finally solved on Mac how to fix Could not recover SATA HDD after 5 attempts terminating error

My Mac has decided to constantly freeze and re-start several times a day whilst I’m using it. This is going to be one of those weeks.

This happened to me while I was living a nomad digital life in Tulum. Finally solved on Mac how to fix Could not recover SATA HDD after 5 attempts terminating error.

No Apple stores around

And only one café with internet fast enough for downloading OSX systems. Shit! Subsequently you may find my post here:…

4 life changing benefits of telling myself I’m going to gain weight

4 life changing benefits of telling myself I’m going to gain weight

What a difference a month of Pina Coladas, cigars and revelling in the Cuban culture can make. But, what an even bigger difference telling myself I was going to gain weight made.

I’m a fitness
fanatic, always have been.

And the fear of putting on weight? I’ve had that bad boy for a ruddy long time. The 4 life changing benefits of telling myself I’m going to gain weight.

I always felt it was something I had to avoid. Something I must…

10 key muscle building fitness facts to my younger self

10 key muscle building fitness facts to my younger self

Hindsight is a bloody marvellous thing isn’t it.

I wish I’d known these

If I could turn back the hands of time. There’s a few things I wish I’d known before I picked up my first 2kg dumb bell. 10 key muscle building fitness facts to my younger self.

1. You need to calculate your nutrition macros specific to you.

Not knowing what you’re
putting into your body to get the best out of it. Is like guessing the fuel
type and oil levels…

The benefits of using a TRX for home and travel workouts, doing a TRX fly

The benefits of using a TRX

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…

Benefits of using a resistance band

The benefits of using a resistance band

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…

The best way to keep fit without a gym TRX Traveller Adam Atkinson after a TRX workout and home workout with resistance bands

The BEST way to keep fit without a gym

“I’ll never use a gym again.”

Hooked to a gym

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.

Along with feeling better…

How to perform a TRX Chest Press

How to perform a TRX Chest Press. Hi TRX Traveller Adam here this series

is all about the basics of t-rex we’re

going to focus on proper form and good

technique and just run through the

fundamentals and simple exercises

covering the main muscle groups let’s

get to it this video will focus on the

chest muscle specifically the TRX chest

press

now the TRX is all about being unstable

and all that sounds crazy but the fact

that you’re on an angle to the TRX to

the…

How to use a TRX with correct technique

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?

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.

Don’t believe me? Give it a go yourself!

I…

How to keep fit while travelling

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 believe me? Give it a…

India's natural remedy for indigestion

India’s natural remedy for indigestion

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.
Some…

Travel backpack and trekking boots recommendation. Mans feet hang on the edge of a mountain at the peak of the ABC trek in Nepal

Travel backpack and trekking boots recommendation

A little recommendation if you’re seeking a good travel backpack and trekking boots
Travel backpack and trekking boots recommendation. To put it simply:
The boots
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. Hands holding cocoa leaves in Peru

The benefits of chewing Chew Coca leaves

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

White teeth
Chewing the leaves strengthens your gums and whitens your teeth. The same oxidization that is responsible for overcoming high-altitude…

The benefits of eating Papaya. A papaya cut in half showing it's seeds

Seven benefits of eating Papaya

Papaya often thought of as a little bland, think again
Seven benefits of eating Papaya

Digestion

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.

Heart Health

The seeds of papayas are good for a healthy heart having three powerful antioxidant vitamins, namely vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin…

Does running build muscle? Man stands with a TRX in his hand in a jungle

Does running build muscle?

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.

Supplements for travelling to maintain muscle and health

5 supplements for travelling to maintain muscle and health

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)
BCAA
The foundations of protein synthesis and muscle building. This is beacuse body can’t produce these…

Nutrition tips for staying in shape whilst traveling Cuba

Nutrition tips for staying in shape whilst traveling Cuba

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…

How to travel, keep fit and workout. Man flexes his biceps hugging an oder Cuban women

How to travel, keep fit and workout

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…

15 life lessons I have learnt from making fitness a habit. A boy stands holding a TRX

15 life lessons I have learnt from making fitness a habit

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…

30 foods that help fight fat

30 foods that help fight fat

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 to eat for muscle gains

Foods to eat for muscle gains

Foods for gains, renewing and aiding your muscles after training
Foods to eat for muscle gains:
Cottage cheese
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
Papaya
Vitamins A,C and E which support muscle recovery and its enzymes reduce inflammation too easing any soreness
Avocado
The essential fats deliver valuable energy and it’s high…