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    Exercise while Travelling

    Hey Guys,

    I going out of the country next monday. I will not have any gym facilities to go so what are the best body weight exercises to do.

    Here are some of the ones I'm thinking of doing.

    Regular Squats (Jump Squats), Lunges, Pushups, Planks. I'm bringing exercise bands with me. I plan on doing some sprinting and light jogging. I will be away for 2 weeks

    Any other ideas?

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    Open of the overhead bins on the plane and start doing some pullups. Make sure to say "oh yeah..feel the pump" in a Jersey accent

    In seriousness..don't forget pullups (tree branch) and maybe some one-legged squats

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    I don't know how fit you are, it might be too light for you but my trainer made me the following program for holidays:

    Lower body - all body weight, max reps to failure, no rest between, 5 sets, 3 min rest between each set :
    1) Explosive jump lunges, max speed;
    2) Side step ups on a high chair or smth alternative;
    3) Walking lunges;
    4) Squats (jump if you can, otherwise regular).

    Upper body - max reps to failure, no rest between, 5 sets, 3 min rest between each set :
    1) Plyometric pushups (explosive);
    2) Bent over reverse flies (with light weights in your hands, if available - water bottles etc)
    3) Dips
    4) Smth he calls Prone circumductions - lie on your belly and move your hands horizontally from your hips up above your head - gain with light weights.
    Hope it helps somewhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inesenite View Post
    I don't know how fit you are, it might be too light for you but my trainer made me the following program for holidays:

    Lower body - all body weight, max reps to failure, no rest between, 5 sets, 3 min rest between each set :
    1) Explosive jump lunges, max speed;
    2) Side step ups on a high chair or smth alternative;
    3) Walking lunges;
    4) Squats (jump if you can, otherwise regular).

    Upper body - max reps to failure, no rest between, 5 sets, 3 min rest between each set :
    1) Plyometric pushups (explosive);
    2) Bent over reverse flies (with light weights in your hands, if available - water bottles etc)
    3) Dips
    4) Smth he calls Prone circumductions - lie on your belly and move your hands horizontally from your hips up above your head - gain with light weights.
    Hope it helps somewhat.
    k thanks yeah i can do these exercises but i don't get upperbody #4 I'm trying to visual it in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cayla29s View Post
    k thanks yeah i can do these exercises but i don't get upperbody #4 I'm trying to visual it in my head.
    Sorry, it is a bit confusing. Basically, imagine standing lateral rises but lifting the weight all the way up, over your head. I don't really know how that sort of exercise would be called.
    But instead of doing it standing, you do ir lying on your stomach, upper body slightly raised and moving your hands horizontally (arms straigth) from your hips to over your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inesenite View Post
    Sorry, it is a bit confusing. Basically, imagine standing lateral rises but lifting the weight all the way up, over your head. I don't really know how that sort of exercise would be called.
    But instead of doing it standing, you do ir lying on your stomach, upper body slightly raised and moving your hands horizontally (arms straigth) from your hips to over your head.
    Thanks. I'm going to have to try this before I leave and see how it looks

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    If you have a smart phone and 2 dollars to spare down load the "your are you own gym" app. I use programs from this app for when I travel with work. Haven't found a hotel room I can't do some sort of workout in yet. The app has programs, bodyweight exercise descriptions and various levels that should challenge you no matter what your level is. Other than that print offf a copy of Marks primal blue print fitness or simple fit and work out as per those programs, all great ways of getting a workout on the road.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by fat belly frog View Post
    If you have a smart phone and 2 dollars to spare down load the "your are you own gym" app. I use programs from this app for when I travel with work. Haven't found a hotel room I can't do some sort of workout in yet. The app has programs, bodyweight exercise descriptions and various levels that should challenge you no matter what your level is. Other than that print offf a copy of Marks primal blue print fitness or simple fit and work out as per those programs, all great ways of getting a workout on the road.

    Cheers
    Hey, I downloaded the app...wow there are tonnes of exercises on here that i didn't even know existed. btw how do you create your own workout? I don't see an option for that

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    Wow! I am jealous. Just think of all the new things you will see while you go on a walk! It's nice to go to different places. 8)

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