Tim DiFrancesco, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, shares his tips for getting a workout in and staying fit while traveling.
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Walking into a hotel gym for the first time can be like landing on a new planet. You frantically scan the room for anything that looks familiar and then start trying to figure out how you're going to recreate your workout for the day in this new—and often limited—environment.
For instance, during the course of an NBA season, you can expect somewhere between 40-60 hotel stays. As the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the LA Lakers, this translates to 40-60 different times per season that I need to plan workouts for 15 NBA players in hotel fitness rooms. The trick to keeping your training gains going despite a whirlwind of travel and ill-equipped fitness rooms is as simple as having a workout for any situation.
The following four workouts will have you checking into any hotel like a baller knowing that your gym routine will stay strong regardless of your travel plans:
Workout #1: Cable Machine
This workout is designed to help you crush it in the hotel fitness room that offers nothing but a treadmill, a few pink dumbbells and a cable machine:
Tim DiFrancesco, DPT, the Head Strength & Conditioning coach of the Lakers is renowned nationally for his evidence-based and scientific approach to training, nutrition and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.