I always take opportunities away from home as opportunities to mix up my training.
My standard schedule is 3-4 sessions of strength & performance training per week, in my home gym, where I have everything I need.
I usually train in 3-4 week cycles, or blocks.
I had a vacation scheduled for this week, which was also supposed to be the 4th week of a fun cycle that I didn’t want to miss.
So I compressed all 4 weeks into 3 in advance, in order to have the 4th week open to do whatever I wanted.
I’ll use it for a ‘deload’ and focus on bodyweight movements, massage, relaxation, sports, and running.
The compressed three weeks were also a fun experiment. I knew I would be a little more sore and banged up than usual, so, I added in lots of extra sleep.
These are the things that you need to do to grow.
You need to dial in to all aspects of training: mental, physical, and spiritual.
All aspects of the physical: rest and nutrition count.
You won’t become as strong as you can possibly be without a holistic approach.
It’s that simple.
It’s not easy to implement, but it’s damned sure worth it.