I am a month into my CrossFit regimen and I love it.
CrossFit is a fitness company that combined the body-weight exercises and short recovery periods found in circuit training with popular exercises of Olympic weightlifting.
Cross-Training and Circuit Training have been around for awhile but CrossFit does add their own unique spin to the equation.
So CrossFit is a brand for what many personal trainers would probably be doing with their clients.
Now you have yourself a nice hybrid workout.
Kind of like how kick-ass Travel Abstract Academy gets you working on all angles of your Free Travel Portfolio!
Now I always enjoyed working out but I never really found my niche until I started CrossFit.
I started off just doing random workouts but I desired something more accountable for my lifestyle and personal tastes.
When I first started out on this path to finding the perfect routine that I could not only become a part of my daily life but be flexible enough for when I’m traveling.
This lead me to circuit training routines. Circuit training helps build strength by doing movements that train muscles you will use in everyday life and will make those tasks easier over time.
I even started to combine the weightlifting and circuit training into one big routine.
But the workouts never really connected with me until I stumbled upon the CrossFit community.
After being introduced to the CrossFit world I found myself waking up everyday HYPED to perform the workout of the day (WOD’s in CrossFit cool kid slang).
You need a couple of screws loose to really enjoy doing CrossFit because it kicks you around until you can’t stand under your own power.
But I love that feeling.
I enjoy immersion in program’s because of the and educating myself on its strengths and weaknesses.
I think the Travel Abstract crew would enjoy it as well and that is why I am sharing it with YOU.
Why it Works For Travelers ….
1. Adapt to Anyplace, Anytime.
You know how hard it is to take your workout regimen with you when traveling.
Because CrossFit offers up circuit training as a key component in their workouts it is quite easy to do most of these workouts from your hotel room. Think squats, lunges, burpees, push-ups, sit-ups, planks and more.
Scalability is another keystone element to producing results. All the workouts in the world sound great but you need to do what is right for you.
If you try to do the same workouts as U.S. Special Forces team you will not be doing yourself any favors.
Scale down your workout to make it challenging without sacrificing quality. Trying to do more than you can handle is a quick way to seriously injure yourself.
At the very least you are cheating yourself out of results by not doing the proper movement of the exercise, making those extra reps more harm than good.
Perhaps the most important component of the success of this workout regimen is the community supporting you.
The community is there to help you on finding substitutes for exercises you may not be able to perform, encouraging you when you need a good pat on the back to keep pushing and a wealth of personal experience that you can leverage to your own goals.
Having other people going through the same process as you is an invaluable tool and you can both benefit from the others scenario.
3. I hate gym small talk.
I am not there to hang out with people or make friends. I am there to work out and keep it moving.
Sorry, I’m not by the water fountain to hear about your dog, I’m there because I am about to pass out from thirst.
I enjoy the release of stress and tension that exercise provides but the gym is not a sidewalk café or dive bar.
Maybe we can talk when I’m walking back to the hostel or my rental apartment but not in the middle of a workout.
I love the resting-only-to-get-to-the-next-exercise-station mentality of circuit training that CrossFit also adopts.
Creating that continuity in my workout allows me to focus on the exercise and executing it well.
This style of workout will also let me get back to my trip ASAP.
Another important factor of the workouts is that many are timed or with time limits. This helps give you the last push to finish the workout strong and not slack off.
You want to have a respectable time and one that can be improved upon the next time you do it.
It is important to note that you are competing against yourself in all of your workouts. Not anybody else.
Imagine there is an overlap of your previous workout with this workout tracking how well your perform.
You can go months before your do the same exact workout again. This is awesome for some people and especially for travelers it will keep you interested.
Perfect for people who get bored of having a “routine” and it will help give you a variety of ways to enjoy your travel city.
One day may be running for 10k that can give you a great introduction to your city.
The next day might be doing pull-ups, push-ups or crunches that you can try to do in a local park.
Then of course there is always the chance to visit the local CrossFit box (they call their gyms a “box” because they are super cool counter culture kids!).
How This Translates to Free Travel
If you prefer program that will offer quality help, rapid access, complete information and a fulfilling experience then, much like CrossFit, The Travel Abstract Academy is for you.
The Travel Abstract Academy provides you with tons of ways to accomplish a little today for a lot of free travel tomorrow.
It is not going through the motions and never seeing results but taking an active interest in your potential and making progress towards your goal.
Work To Scale
They are self-paced lessons that allow for unlimited customization to your level; Beginners, Highly Mileage Earners or people who fell off the wagon (or is it got back on the wagon?) of free travel.
The awesome thing about self-paced program is the lessons will grow with you.
As you progress and get stronger your move up along the scale of advanced lessons.
Making you an efficient mileage machine!
Not just limited to anyone aspect of reward programs with the Travel Abstract Academy you get all basses covered on earning, burning and how to choose a program.
If this workout and that move is something you can’t do yet you scale down. If Airline A and Hotel program B are not relevant to your travel needs than you scale down your portfolio. Focus on what it takes for you to complete your travel aspirations or workout goals.
But remember you are not competing against other Travel Abstract Academy members to have the most travel swagger.
You are trying to beat your previous free travel swagger personal record.
We want to help you find ways to make this year’s/ month’s/ week’s trip better than your last one.
Why not start to get that new workout going and start your new reward program regimen as well by joining the Awesomest Frequent Flyer Academy TODAY!
Important Travel Swag Note: Right now there is a super-low introductory offer with limited space for NEW Frequent Fliers but you need to enroll before they are all taken. Start learning today.