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Re: Working out Staying in Shape
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2020, 11:22:17 PM »
Look into the TRX system. Itís a relatively cheap portable strap system that uses body weight and instability to increase work and muscle mass. Just need an attachment point about the height of the top of a door jam.
We used it on deployment when we didnít have access to gym equipment. We had to carry all of our gear so light weight was important.


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Re: Working out Staying in Shape
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2020, 10:40:55 AM »
Bands - store easily, hook to anything, can do any muscle group - rain or shine.

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Re: Working out Staying in Shape
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2020, 05:25:45 PM »
If you are looking for a RV friendly full body workout, I don't think you can beat "kettle bells". You aren't going to need more than one (1) 20-30lb bell and your wife one (1) 10-15lb bell. They are small and easy to store. They are cheap ($1.50 per lb) or a 4-bell starter set for $50. There are over a 100 exercises you can do with them (check out YouTube for examples). If you have a 5th wheel, you can do them inside (heck most can be done in a TT). A 20 minute workout is all you will need and if you do it the "Russian" way (lightweight, lots of reps) it will give you that intense cardio workout to complement walking and cycling.

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Re: Working out Staying in Shape
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2020, 09:41:12 PM »
We are snowbirds. That said....

We are 66 and in reasonably good health. We keep it simple on the road. I carry only two dumbbell weights which I use for a multitude of exercises. My routine is weights every morning after coffee never working the same muscle groups consecutively. Normal daily weight workout length is up to you.
We walk or hike most days at a distance and pace that works for us. Some days we also walk after dinner.
The key is get into a routine. Make it part of who you are.
Things come up and you will miss a day. No worries. Pick it up tomorrow.
Judy does various dvd workouts every day. Find a routine that works for you and be true to it.
Itís not that hard. Just gotta want it.
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Re: Working out Staying in Shape
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2020, 08:03:18 AM »
When weíre not on the road, we exercise every day so itís simple to keep it up when weíre traveling. We donít take any special workout equipment, other than our running shoes. We do push-ups and planks for upper body and core and make hiking a primary activity at our destinations. Running can pose a bit of a problem but we have found an app (TrailLink) that lists Rails-to-Trails around the country that has been very helpful when weíre looking for safe and reasonably flat places for long runs. When all else fails, many communities have a school where the locals go to walk/run laps around the track or even do stadiums.  We also plan our travel days so that weíre stopped and set up with enough daylight left to get in a good walk to stretch and work out the kinks from sitting in the truck.
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