The last couple of years have seen me in a new role at work, and while I love what I do it has completely destroyed any and all gym consistency.
Prior to that I was doing powerlifting type training 3x a week. These days, I start up a new routine, get a couple weeks in, then have to travel for work for a few weeks, ending my momentum.
I know it seems like just another excuse, and to be honest it probably is... however I am not sure how to handle constant travel and maintaining a consistent workout schedule/routine.
The hotels I stay at rarely have any decent gym (the curse of Australian hotels). Most just have a treadmill, bike, and maybe some sort of 50-in-1 machine type deal. If I am lucky and in Canberra, I can go to the university gym where they have a fantastic O-lifting and Powerlifting setup, but a lack of car while I am there makes it quite difficult to get there in the dead of winter.
I was thinking maybe of having 2 routines going. 1 being my "in home city, normal lifting" routine. The second being a "bodyweight in my hotel workout + some cardio" routine. Though the problem with the second part is it seems it might be quite limited in terms of variety?
I have approx 8 weeks straight in my home city coming up, which is a current record for me. I would expected to be shipped somewhere else after that. I am headed back into the gym for this period, however I dont want to lose my momentum once I travel again.
Keen to hear from anyone else who travels frequently for work, and how you deal with it. Also keen for any suggestions on how I should "program" a routine around my schedule.
Oh and my goals are to drop a little bit of body fat, but primarily build my strength back up and put back on some muscle mass.
Appreciate all your thoughts and help