How to Get Ripped on the Road (CNN EXPOSÉ!)

How to Get Ripped on the Road (CNN EXPOSÉ!)

What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, So I’ve spent a great deal of my adult life
traveling on the road. In major league baseball I find myself on
the road for many, many weeks out of the year. So I learned a thing or two about how to stay
in shape when you don’t have all the weapons in your arsenal. Recently CNN Business Traveler Richard Quest
brought me in to share the secrets that I have for how to stay in shape on the road. That piece I actually have right here. I wanted to share it with you. Stay tuned, because in here, I’m actually
giving out a tip that I’ve never shared before. It’s my secret weapon for staying in shape
on the road. Think “pulling exercises”. You probably had no options before. After this video, no more excuses. RICHARD: Arriving. JEFF: Thank you very much. RICHARD: Departing. Jet lag. Fast food. Loooong days. It’s enough to wear you out. Hello, and welcome to CNN business traveler. I’m Richard Quest. This month reporting from the CNN Center. A life on the road is inherently unhealthy. Now, it’s not our fault. It’s just brain and body can’t cope with always
being on the go. But there are things we can do to mitigate
the effects. That’s what we’re going to show you this month. The cards are stacked against the traveling
elite. Proper nutrition, exercise, and well-being,
well, it flies out the window when we’re on the go. The evidence is there to back it up. A 2011 Columbia University study show those
of that spend at least 2 weeks a month on the road aren’t the healthiest. We have a higher rate of obesity, blood pressure,
cholesterol. We’ve brought in the experts to regain control
of our lives. We’ve got the nutritionist. FEMALE: Play it smart. Pick protein. RICHARD: The trainer. JEFF: Decrease your base of support by having
you lift this leg up. RICHARD: And the man who’s inside our minds. MALE: Will power is like a muscle. It can get tired throughout the day. RICHARD: Fueling properly is only part of
the equation. Working out is just as important. It keeps the body moving. JEFF: People call sitting the new smoking. There have been people that believe it’s that
detrimental to your body over time if you don’t do something to address it. RICHARD: Jeff Cavaliere is a physical therapist,
a former strength coach with the NY Mets, and creator of the ATHLEANX training system. He knows what’s ailing us. JEFF: I don’t care how long a flight you’re
on. Even if you get a chance to lay back a little
bit you’re still going to develop some level of tightness in your hip flexors, first and
foremost. So now you get tightness in the low back,
you get weakness in the hamstrings and glutes. RICHARD: Is all this coming just from our-? JEFF: It is. It’s cascading right from there. RICHARD: All right, let’s start giving me
some ideas of things I should be doing. JEFF: Try to pull your butt underneath you. Hip flexors. RICHARD: Hip flexors? JEFF: Too tight. RICHARD: Yep. JEFF: Glutes, too weak. RICHARD: I was feeling fine until I arrived. JEFF: Just like that. By leaning forward you can see the weakness
in the glutes is more prominent for you than it is your quads. Take this arm, you want to reach through and
try to touch somewhere behind you. See, it’s called ‘thread the needle’, all
right? RICHARD: What?! And before you come up with the old excuse
“no gym”; no problem. JEFF: We’re going to use this. RICHARD: In the hotel, he has some ‘on the
road’ exercises. This, I have to see. Jeff, what are we going to do with all of
this? This is an ordinary hotel room. JEFF: No. it’s actually a beautiful gym if
you look at it closely enough. RICHARD: A little bit of rearranging and gone
are my excuses for skipping working out. JEFF: So the big secret is the hotel luggage
rack. Now we’ve actually got a pull up bar. You could do a step up here and actually really
deliver a good workout for your entire lower body. RICHARD: Right. JEFF: Come down to the ground. Up, just like that. There. Perfect. There you go. Watch your head. Bend your head backward, all the way. There we go. When we’re talking about “could we still maintain
our fitness on the road, could we still have a challenging exercise without having to have
access to a gym”, I think the answer is clearly “yes”. RICHARD: Where’s the breakfast buffet. Wellness amenities are wonderful, but they
won’t make you fit. I have to exercise to do that. Before I left, trainer Jeff Cavaliere showed
me how to work up a sweat using the standard furniture found in most hotel rooms. Time to put it to the test. All right, Jeff. So this is my gym. There’s step-ups using the ottoman. Good. Now triceps. Pushups, on the floor. Onto the desk. The pull ups. All right, now for Jeff’s. Piece de resistance. All right, it’s a little bit on the wobbly
side. Probably, you shouldn’t try this until you’re
entirely certain, but here we go. My heart rate is definitely up. Who needs a fancy gym when you have a hotel
room? Now, we’ve shown you what to do. There’s no excuse for not getting it right. Well, that is unless you don’t want to. And that’s CNN business traveler for this
month. I’m Richard Quest, at the CNN Center. Wherever your travels may take you, I hope
they’re profitable and I’ll see you next month. JEFF: So there you have it, guys. I hope you like the piece. The fact of the matter is this: there are
no excises when it comes to traveling on the road and staying in shape. As a matter of fact, you’re not going to get
any sympathy form me either, because I know the struggles, and I know how to overcome
them. If you’re looking to see the entire piece,
I included the link in the description below. You know, I also created an entire bodyweight
only training program that actually uses less than what I even showed Richard in that hotel
room. It’s the ATHLEAN0 program. It uses nothing at all. It’s over at If you liked this video, let me know below. We’ll make sure we do more of them in the
future. In the meantime, if you’re looking for more
information head to All right, guys. I’ll be back here again in just a couple days. See you!

100 thoughts on “How to Get Ripped on the Road (CNN EXPOSÉ!)

  1. Did you knew, that Jeff worked once with Chuck Norris? And Jeffs tips are so effective, that they increased the infinite power of Chucks Roundhouse kick by 0,000000000000001 %. Even Chuck, was Impressed.

  2. Probably the best thing about traveling is that almost all hotels of quality have a gym even if it's something simple.

  3. Hey Jeff, real big fan of Athlean-x and have been a Softball Player for the past 8 years. I was wondering if you could make a video on how to improve overall performance from batting to throwing in Softball/Baseball?

  4. Good job, Jeff. Still wanting to see a video about getting more flexible (think kicking) for older martial artist students.

  5. Thanks Jeff loved the video. Im looking forward to the follow up. I want to ask what way would you integrate burbpees into a on the go lifestyle workout would it be apart of your overall workout, or would you reserv them for a cardio day?

    Also with this how much of a diffrience can a 30 min workout a day, lets say 4 to 5 days a week, will have on overall health?

    To that for those who want a bit more devlopment how many days should we try to get a 1 houre 20 min or more workeout in while being on the go?

    In all what im loooking for is a blance of health, maintenance and devlopment?

    I hope it wasn't to much and hope to hear back from you. Thanks again Jeff!

  6. Great stuff Jeff, but like you said at the end, you can get a much harder and more effective workout with less than that, like the video you did recently on 'Bodyweight Workout For Tight Spaces' that's bloody awesome ; )

  7. Expected this. Inverted rows push ups. dips and something for lower body. Pull ups this way are too risky. Add some abs exercises and it is sufficient for this purpose.

  8. You can just do pull ups on a door by putting a towel/newspapper/books/whatever underneath it so that it doesn't break… No need for the luggage hanger/rack.

  9. all the talk about trump,  America is going too hell because of  Clintons and Obama , so don't blame trump , for the way we are now?the ones that don't want trump are the illegals,  the freebie welfare bums.  and the criminals  , they are the ones posting all over the internet,you people love too keep things the same way they are

  10. Man I really like your videos I have a question sir and I really want an answer Am 18 years old about 176 cm height and am already in the gym kicking my ass hard and I eat every single day chicken or meat , rice , bread but I don't get more fat at all no matter how much food I eat (Shouldn't I get protein) and If yes what type of protein should I take and thanks

  11. Way to go, Jeff. Hotels are gonna raise their rates now that they know how Team Athlean's gonna be abusing the amenities.

  12. thank you so much for share all your knowledge jeff, you are by far one of the best, and your word, for me, its kind of religion, keep being the best an i will keep following you, again thank you very much for your advices.

  13. Is it really safe to do chins on a luggage cart? I cant tell you how many times I was tempted to do this but was nervous to attempt it. I am always trying to find creative ways to do pulling exercises in my hotel rooms. Typically I hang my gymnast rings from the bars on the top stair railing, but sometimes there's nowhere to hang them from. The other day I was forced to throw a towel over the door and do them that way…which got the job done, but obviously not as good as a pullup bar.

  14. Hey Jeff! As a student who sits in class for 6 hours a day, my hips and legs can start to feel pretty tight. I'm sure you've made videos incorporating methods, but could you do a full video on how to stretch out and warm up the hips, legs, and back after a long day of sitting? Thanks for the great videos as usual

  15. Hey Jeff, sorry but this ? is not related to this video I just figured you were more likely to see it under a newer video. I noticed that you don't take a zinc or magneseum supp, how come? Do you feel that there are any benefits?

  16. hey there, I've been watching your videos and training according to it. They have been very helpful and resourceful. I've got a question though, what are your thoughts on jumping rope?

  17. Jeff seriously has some of the best videos! He has inspired me to be more fit and start my own fitness channel! Thanks Jeff!

  18. Hello Jeff I'm Arturo from Peru, recently operated on my knee by an injury to the meniscus and I'll have my leg in plaster for a month and the doctor told me to rest, but I would still try to train to take advantage of the free time What type of training you recommend for me?

  19. So do I need a lot of WEAPONS to do AthleanX? I don't want to join a gym. I want to workout at home. More convenient and saves money. I have dumbells and a bench. I'm used to doing HIIT workouts 3 days a week and lifting on the days in between. Basically, I have everything I need to do P90X3 so am I set?

  20. Question: I have a squat rack, bench, Olympic bar, and short bar, and 400 lbs of weight available, but I have no dumbbells or cables. Is it possible for me to still get a good full body workout, especially with my chest.

  21. hey jeff. what exercises would you recommend to cutting size in my legs. I have big bulky legs and I want to cut them down.

  22. Question for Jeff or anyone – I'm 15, very skinny around 115 pounds – I work out daily, abs and jogging about half a mile or a mile everyday, and switching off legs and arms/chest/back everyday. About how much protein do I need per day to make this effective? Or anything other than protein that also helps? I'm pretty sure I'm under how much I should be getting. Any advice or a rough amount would be good

  23. hi … great video just like always, but I think rubber band in your bag will not take space also it will be very helpful without Smashing hotel furniture 😂,please make the same video but with rubber bands, thx and best regards 🖒

  24. From the way he talks, his gestures and posture he seems like the kind of guy that will get really loud and agressive if things don't go his way.

    As a videographer it was very satisfying to see Jeff's gym in a well produced video ^^

  25. I do not trust too many of those items in the video…….but, what I do use in hotel rooms is the Hotel Luggage Rack…..resistance training….and sit ups….

  26. I was waiting to see the CNN guy use the wobbly suitcase carrier and fly outta the window while doing pull-ups

  27. i am so regret for that i have missed this viedo 2 weeks ago, because i just come back from vacation and find nothing to do in the hotel room. if i watch it early, i can do more in the hotel than just 90 burbee jumps per day.

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