In my last post I mentioned how a deck of cards can provide a useful workout when staying at a hotel. I rarely travel anywhere without cards. Card training is not the only option. As you will see below, a lot can be done in a small hotel room. You do not need a lot of space or any unusual equipment to conduct an effective, but complex session. Below you will see my recent workout at the hotel, and then I will share with you a useful lesson that goes far beyond the limits of any hotel room.
Demonstration of training at the hotel
First, here is a small demonstration of a workout at the hotel, which I conducted last month in New York. I was away, preparing Katie Taylor for her fight for the world title at Madison Square Garden. The week of combat is always hectic, so I choose short workouts in my room to make the most of my time.
On this day, I performed several exercises using body weight, ab wheeland the 41-inch strong band from Iron Woody Fitness.
Keep it simple
When I'm on the road, I do not pay attention to the approaches and repetitions. Instead, I allocate a length of time (for example, 30 minutes) and try to fit into the session as much as possible. I make every effort with every approach and rest as needed. Nothing is tracked. I never know how many approaches or reps I performed. Therefore, I believe you could describe the training as random.
However, this is not meaningless, as I try to turn on push, pull, lower body and core. This is not always the case, although it depends on time. If I am very busy, I can perform a few squats and pushups. As I said, something beats nothing.
Take home lesson
Despite the random and somewhat unpredictable nature of these workouts, there is always one constant an effort, No matter what I do, I try my best that I can. I'm not just doing moves to check that I trained from my To-do list, Whether it's 10, 20 or 30 minutes, I do my best to make the most of my time.
When I force myself to do my best, good deeds happen. I do not need to follow a specific program or protocol. Specificity is less important than the purpose of the work. And this is one lesson that more people need to hear.
Thus, despite the fact that the fitness industry would like you to believe, complex programming is not necessary. You can succeed with almost anything if you are committed and consistent. I definitely did not regress during the week just because I didn’t follow any specific plan. In fact, almost 15 years have passed since I followed a structured plan. This does not mean that I threw the logic out the window. On the contrary, it is more evidence of the potential of common sense in combination with the knowledge gained through experience. Over the years, you tend to find out what works for you, and this is not something that needs to be written down or exactly followed.
Come to work regularly, work hard, try to be the best, and you will succeed. This is not rocket science.
“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is a natural consequence of the consistent application of basic principles. ” – Jim Ron