Fitness on the Road: I need the secrets of you Real Jock Road Warriors!

  • laxdude25

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    Aug 18, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    I am finding that I am traveling a lot for biz and also for sailing/racing competitions. I try to stay in hotels with 24 hour gyms, but it doesn't always happen, so I am now focusing on a fitness program that I can do in my room as the foundation for whatever else I am able to do. I'd appreciate your thoughts. Right now I am doing the following on a daily basis in a different pattern each day depending on my mood and time:
    - series of exercises using the highest resistance Thera-Band (includes bicep and tri-cep curls, and various other stretches)
    -4 sets of 20 push-ups with hands at different spreads, positions
    -2 sets 20 each of these 4 ab/core exercises: crunches, bicycles, leg lifts, knee roll (lie on back, bring knees to chest, then roll to each side)
    - 3 sets of 20 deep knee bend jumps
    - and I try to stay on a high floor and take the stairs whenever I can.
    So far, I am pleased with how well this seems to be working, both in terms of body tone and cardio. But I'd appreciate your secrets, all you Real Jock Road Warriors!! Thanks.
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    Aug 18, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    Do a handstand with your feet against the wall, and do pushups like that.
    Be careful, though...one wrong move and you'll fall.
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    Aug 18, 2011 8:40 PM GMT
    Pilates mat and arm weights is what I do. This guy trained at the same place as me. The full thing would normally take 45-50 mins with all the reps

  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 18, 2011 9:20 PM GMT
    Lots I try and accomplish.. walking up and down stairs, walking around parking lots and hotels and always ask about a close gym and then try to go. If there isnt' time for that, I just visit the one in the hotel (if any).

    If there isn't even that.... I do push ups and carry my jump rope!
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    Aug 18, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]paulflexes said[/cite]Do a handstand with your feet against the wall, and do pushups like that.
    Be careful, though...one wrong move and you'll fall.[/qu


    I totally agree. Handstands are awesome . Remember to really push yourself up as far as you can for the good stretch.

    Also do your push ups with your feet above your head on a bed.

    Do some army crunches which is a plank where you touch your knee to
    Your elbow. Gyms are overated.
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    Aug 18, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    As a former road warrior I learned to visit university athletic departments. For a small donation to the aquatics program, I was generally given free access when the teams were not practicing. This worked well for long assignments. When that didn't work, there were others crashed as an uninvited guest. I've been booted from some of the finest facilities in the country.
  • laxdude25

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    Aug 18, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the suggestions, and to Alpha 13. I have definitely learned that I don't really need a gym as much as I thought. That said, I have met some great guys in hotel gyms and/or city gyms, and had some great workouts. I just found that when I was depending on getting to the gym I wasn't always getting to the workout.