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homeschoolmom
05-07-2006, 09:29 PM
I'm thinking ahead a bit. I'll be on vacation for 2-3 weeks in July without access to gym or weights and I don't want my training to be completely derailed. Any suggestions? I'm thinking resistance bands(never tried these before) and lots of push ups and sit ups, but I'd love to hear some other ideas. I'm honestly thinking about using my 3 year old for some added weight for push ups and squats...is that sick? :wacko:

Leah
05-07-2006, 09:32 PM
Yep...it'll be a good time to focus on your conditioning....BW stuff, plyo's (assuming you can do those) sprints, etc. You can maybe do some tabatas w/ BW exercises.

homeschoolmom
05-07-2006, 10:46 PM
Leah, could you give me an example of tabatas with a BW exercise? I googled tabatas and understand that it's a form of interval training, but I'm not really sure I "get" it. Thanks! :)

p-funk
05-08-2006, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by homeschoolmom@May 7 2006, 05:46 PM
Leah, could you give me an example of tabatas with a BW exercise? I googled tabatas and understand that it's a form of interval training, but I'm not really sure I "get" it. Thanks! :)
tabatas are intervals of 20sec work:10sec rest.

you can do any BW exercise you want like this, or you could do sprints...

something like:

sprint 20sec
rest 10
push ups for 20
rest 10
sprint 20
rest 10
BW squats 20
rest 10
sprint 20
rest 10
jumping jacks 20
rest 10

etc......

homeschoolmom
05-08-2006, 12:27 AM
Thanks P!! Now I get it. It looks like it could be fun and definitely not boring. I saw the 20:10 interval thing when I googled taratas and wasn't sure exactly how it would look. I appreciate the help! :)

smuggie
05-08-2006, 04:06 AM
Death by Bodyweight (http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459685)

The MacGyver Workout (http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459514)

poke
05-08-2006, 08:50 AM
Sometimes while on the road I bring a large water bottle. Fill it up, and add it to your body weight if you are doing anything lower body, or use it as a weight (one step up from a soup can!) Then drink all the water... :cool:

homeschoolmom
05-08-2006, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by smuggie@May 8 2006, 12:06 AM
Death by Bodyweight (http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459685)

The MacGyver Workout (http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459514)
Awesome! Thanks for the links Smuggie! :)

liberty
05-08-2006, 05:10 PM
HI HS,
If you are bringing the kids, you will be going to parks right? Use the kids equipment in the playground for your workout. Monkey bar workout etc :lol:
C

nic-n-tx
05-08-2006, 08:54 PM
Thanks smuggie!! That will be great for my week on the beach with no gym!

Brandi
05-08-2006, 09:16 PM
This is good. I have a couple trips planned for a few days at a time. I am not going to try to find a gym around, but these seem like a good option.

p-funk
05-08-2006, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by Brandi@May 8 2006, 04:16 PM
This is good. I have a couple trips planned for a few days at a time. I am not going to try to find a gym around, but these seem like a good option.
not as good of an option as saying "screw training...I am drinking tequilla!"

homeschoolmom
05-08-2006, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by liberty@May 8 2006, 01:10 PM
HI HS,
If you are bringing the kids, you will be going to parks right? Use the kids equipment in the playground for your workout. Monkey bar workout etc :lol:
C
My kids are totally embarassed when their momma does chinups and pullups on the playground. :lol: I just remind them that it's my job as their mother to embarass them...and apparently I do my job pretty well. :rolleyes:

Brandi
05-08-2006, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by p-funk@May 8 2006, 02:19 PM
not as good of an option as saying "screw training...I am drinking tequilla!"
:finger: Not during comp prep.