Kia Ora everyone. Just thought I would touch base on the subject of working out in a remote location. I have recently found myself in this situation for work where I had no gym close by. I bought myself some resistance bands and a TRX suspension system to take with me which fit in my suitcase nicely. You really need to put your thinking cap on in this situation and attempt a few different exercises to see if they are targeting the area you want to focus on. I tried to keep my workouts to a similar routine as my gym routine. There is always an alternative variation of an exercise. You just have to get creative!! And trial and error a little. Bearing in mind you don’t want to cause injury. Now generally speaking but not always, most of the exercises I have been using aren’t moving as much weight as what I would lift in a gym environment. So be ready to increase your reps. Still focus on fatiguing the targeted muscle. Chin ups and push ups are your best friend in this situation and even when you have a gym for that matter! Find a tree or a rafter for chin ups. There is always a solution so I don’t want to hear any excuses. Ab pull-ups and dips are also great exercises that can be done almost anywhere. I do highly recommend a TRX suspension system. They are fantastic and there is basically an alternative for any exercise you can think of. And you will be amazed on the level of core required just to retain balance during most of the exercises. Adding the resistance bands covers the more isolated exercises like bicep curls and triceps extension. One area I found hard to find suitable exercises for was my legs. So i focused more on plyometric training and added some jump squats on flat ground and then onto a meter high surface. This won’t necessarily add size to your legs but will most certainly help with toning and maintaining size. After completing the jump squats I wanted to add some load stress to my legs so I improvised and grabbed 4 x 5 litre water bottles. Two in each hand and then repped out 30 lunges. As you can see in the video below. The point I want to make with this is that no matter where you are there is always something you can lift or use as an alternative. water bottles, rocks, wood. Get creative people!! Now since being here I have managed to get hold of a rental car and find a gym only 17 minutes away which I’m using daily. But I still throw the odd TRX workout in between my gym workouts to really strengthen my core. Give it a go and see what you think. I’ll post some of my workouts up over the next few weeks so you get an idea of some of the exercises possible.