Backpacking

  • Danskerb

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    Apr 14, 2014 8:37 AM GMT
    Hi!!

    I'm currently on a short three month backing trip through south east Asia and after a month I look like shit.

    Any other backpackers out there that know how to deal with travelling weight and lack of gyms.
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    Apr 14, 2014 8:49 AM GMT
    Travel light, buy what you need ......

    G...ym? Nope.
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    Apr 14, 2014 10:44 AM GMT
    I'm mainly a cardio guy and don't lift much, so for me, the hiking walking and climbing keep me fine.

    I went on a trek with a team down the Appalachian Train and one guy had packed a small assortment of those elastic resistance bands and did morning workouts with those.

    Kept him in fine shape, cuz dude was stacked and ripped like you, BXP. So there's my suggestion for you.
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    Apr 14, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    Backpacking? Oh never mind. I thought you said barebacking. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 14, 2014 3:01 PM GMT
    Are you planning to visit Hong Kong as well?
  • LJay

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    Apr 14, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
    Sounds like you have plenty of opportunity for exercise in the real world way. If you want to be a gym bunny, stay home.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 14, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    Just incorporate pushups, sit-ups and pull-ups. That should be enough. No equipment to weigh you down.
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    Apr 14, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
    Hiking. A thousand times better than the gym
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    Apr 15, 2014 7:45 AM GMT
    Get TRX for traveling there are several exercises you can do and is lightweight to carry -

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    Apr 15, 2014 8:17 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidJust incorporate pushups, sit-ups and pull-ups. That should be enough. No equipment to weigh you down.


    Good advice.
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    Apr 15, 2014 8:20 AM GMT
    bxp011 saidHi!!

    I'm currently on a short three month backing trip through south east Asia and after a month I look like shit.

    Any other backpackers out there that know how to deal with travelling weight and lack of gyms.


    What do you mean you look like crap? Did you lose muscle, gain fat, or are you in China where apparently the air quality sucks and would take a toll on your entire being?
  • Danskerb

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    Apr 17, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
    nightwish93 saidAre you planning to visit Hong Kong as well?


    I'll be in Hong Kong early June!!
  • Danskerb

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    Apr 17, 2014 1:16 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidI'm more interested in how you started backpacking. I've always wanted to do it...but I don't have the $$$ or time.icon_sad.gif



    I started back in 2008. Had a gap year during uni and went to Australia. I saved for it, and also worked for half the trip in Sydney. The last five years I just do a good job saving and working loads at home so I can take the time to back pack more and see more places.
  • Danskerb

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    Apr 17, 2014 1:18 AM GMT
    I like the idea of elastic bands. I've done push-ups and sit ups a few times, along with bicep curls and side shoulder lifts with a bucket of water. My bigger problem is that it's just way too hot to really do too much excersice. It's nearly 8 in the morning and I'm sweating like a pig.
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    Apr 17, 2014 7:16 AM GMT
    bxp011 said
    nightwish93 saidAre you planning to visit Hong Kong as well?


    I'll be in Hong Kong early June!!


    Cool. I live in Hong Kong. Let me know if you need any help. icon_smile.gif
  • Danskerb

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    May 04, 2014 5:48 PM GMT
    nightwish93 said
    bxp011 said
    nightwish93 saidAre you planning to visit Hong Kong as well?


    I'll be in Hong Kong early June!!


    Cool. I live in Hong Kong. Let me know if you need any help. icon_smile.gif


    Let me know any 'must do's' that I might not think of. I do have a friend were staying with for a bit, but always love a good suggestion!
  • Danskerb

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    Jun 07, 2014 1:05 AM GMT
    Boo...... I got fat. 3 months can do a lot to your body in negative ways. I'm disappointed in myself.