Working out and traveling EVERY SINGLE WEEK??!!!

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    May 21, 2009 7:36 AM GMT
    heeeeelp!!
    Alright, so despite my lack of stick-to-it-iveness, I travel for work every single week. My diet is pretty good but I find working out on a regular basis difficult and boring. I travel with a set of perfect puships and three stretchy bands. HELP! What's a good program I can do to actually GAIN muscle, not just maintain.

    Thanks guys,
    Mikey

    PS if you have any good sources of inspiration please let me know, I get frustrated with myself easily.
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    May 21, 2009 7:45 PM GMT
    Hey, Little Buddy, being a road warrior and trying to work out can be a challenge.

    When I was a road warrior, I had a personal assistant who took care of all my travel stuff, from low fat meals on the plane, to finding the gym next to the Residence Inn, to letting the client know when I'd be arriving, to providing me maps to the gym.

    If you're serious about being a road warrior and still training you have to have excellent time management and planning and be able to draw lines in the sand of what you're willing to do, and not do, while on the road.

    You have to plan your meals, locate your gyms, and make sure folks understand you don't want to work 20 hours a day, all ahead of time. Doing anything less will set you up for failure.

    Can it be done? Yep. We all have the same 24 hours in the day.

    May sure you carry a hot plate or stay in an extended stay place. Know where the grocery store is before you get wheels on the ground. Have your gym stuff negotiated and ready to go upon your arrival.

    Don't grub out on the hotel buffet where the chef has drowned crap in butter.

    It's all about active desire and management skills.

    The upside of being a road warrior was that my utility bill was next to nothing, I expensed every last thing, and had a per deum, and I was able to make mounds of money while on the road, and met lots of interesting folks along the way.
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    May 21, 2009 8:05 PM GMT
    Having a road job sounds great! Where can I find mine? Seriously.


    Joe
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    May 22, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    You have two choices: you find gyms wherever you go (Chucky´s solution) or you find a way of doing body weight exercises wherever you go. You need to decide. Both have advantages and disadvantages.

    Gym might be the easiest solution, especially is you want to gain size.

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    May 22, 2009 12:28 AM GMT
    Hey RunAway - an option you might want to look at is P90X. for 99% of it you can get by with exactly what you have - pushup stands & resistance bands. There is a small percentage of exercises where you need dumbells, but not many.

    It's a set of 8 or 9 DVDs that you cycle through and also includes a meal plan to maximize your fat reduction & muscle mass.

    The videos are also kinda amusing - the guy on the DVDs (Tony Horton) has actually been fun to work out with - and I tend to get bored easily. If you want more info - hit me up.

    Nick
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    May 22, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    that sounds like a good idea, from what I have heard of P90X, from what I´ve heard. Wroth looking into
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    May 22, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    I travel a lot, and I rely on pushups and dips in my hotel room. After I wake up, I have two cups of coffee, then I rearrange the furniture in the room, and use it to do pushups at all different angles. I do like ten or fifteen sets of as many as I can at different angles... or even more. You get a great pump.. and it's really good workout. Pushups are the best on the road excercise there is. No equipment required!!!
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    May 23, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    I used to work full-time for a team, and traveled up to 8 months out of the year -and I never found the answer to this one!

    Now that I'm retired, it's great to have a training schedule again!