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Old 17-09-2012, 10:41   #31
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Re: Exercises while cruising?

Muscular fitness is the easy part for sailors. It's aerobic conditioning that's tough. If you can't swim, try a sustained, 20-30 minute routine that uses the larger muscles. This could be TRX, plyometrics, aerobics, whatever... some combination of squats, step ups, crunches, etc. Best on shore, maybe at anchor, probably not underway.

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Old 17-09-2012, 14:51   #32
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Re: Exercises while cruising?

Actually, we did use the TRX underway on our last trip. It all depends what you mean by underway... Around here in the summer you can motor for 8 hours straight on autopilot. Doing TRX on the foredeck isn't really that dangerous in those conditions. Or downwind in 10-15 knots, for that matter.

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Old 17-09-2012, 15:09   #33
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Re: Exercises while cruising?

We have done the exact same thing many times ourselves.

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Old 17-09-2012, 17:02   #34
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Re: Exercises while cruising?

Another fan of TRX here. In my experience if you feel like you aren't getting a good workout with TRX, you're not doing it right. We haven't used it underway, though.


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