When you are away from your gym, what are some travel workouts you do?

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    Mar 16, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    What are some of the workouts you do when you travel and don't have access to a gym? When I travel, I have to be very prepared with my training. What are some of your secrets you can share?

    One of my examples: Deck of Cards. I learned this in my Army days at Ft Sam. You have a shuffled deck of cards and each suit represents a certain type of "super push-up" (diamond, yoga, wide decline, 1 arm) and you proceed through the deck doing the number of push-ups represented on the card (JQK each worth 15, 20, 25) of that type. By the time you've finished the deck, you will barely be able to lift your arms and a whole chest/triceps,back day has been replaced.
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    Mar 16, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    Speaking as a former coach of a competitive team US Cross-Country and biathlon Teams), we tended to regard travlel days as training days: that is, travel is stressful, and should be treated as such.

    On longer stays (over 24 hours), we'd organize runs, group calisthenics, or even just push-ups, etc. in the bedroom. Had great fun one time running in Munich's parks - a great way to cover a lot of the city!

    Athletes tend to be ambitious, and the temptation is always to over-train,and with the strains of travel, meetings, etc., it's not a bad thing to take a day or two off, have what fun you can, and profit from a change.

    But there are tons of things you can invent in your bedroom -p and you card game is a great one!