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Old 31-03-2005, 02:25   #1
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Aerobic Exercise

I'm just a day sailor with bluewater dreams but I also like my regular aerobic exercise (habit, health, and mood). My main mode is cycling and during Minnesota winters I force myself to use a stationary bike.

I realize that one keeps physically busy underway but will I have to give up the aerobic part when underway?

Anybody have aerobic equipment on board? How safe and realistic is swimming? Anybody tried to link a stationary bike to an alternator for battery charging? Average moderately fit adult can cycle at power output of 150 watts. Crude calculation but a couple puting in 1 hour each on bike could produce 20-30 amp/hrs.

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Old 31-03-2005, 08:15   #2
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Hi,

One aerobic exercise you can do (provided you have enough space) is to use a small, portable trampoline. They sell them at WalMart for like $20.

We do this now instead of a gym membership and find it is a much harder workout than ellipticals, stationary bikes, etc....

The trampolines fold up and can be stowed easily, taking up a very small amount of room when not in use.

If you are doubtful as to how much of a workout you can get from one (as I was), try it out. You'll be at VO2 Max in no time if you jump as high as you can for 10 mins.
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Old 31-03-2005, 11:09   #3
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Bands that can be purchased at sporting goods stores also work well to one toned up.If done with very little rest between sets you will also get a reasonable cardio workout.Bands also take very little space.
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A trampoline whilst underway.....maybe thats what happened to some people lost at sea!
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:50   #5
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Hmmmm, why not connect those Bikes up to the Prop shaft and save fuel.
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:35   #6
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Ha ha..!

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A trampoline whilst underway.....maybe thats what happened to some people lost at sea!
Of course not while underway. I've never had any time to exercise while undeway, have you?

Anyway, I vote for Alan's idea... bikes connected to the prop shaft!
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"... exercise while undeway ..."
I've never considered the concept - expect it might interfere with my nap.


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Pushing 60 is exercise enough.
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Old 02-04-2005, 18:35   #9
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Jay

We have been long time runners and cyclists. I found an interesting set-up @: http://www.windstreampower.com/humanpower/hpgmk3.html

I haven't researched it, but when we leave in 15 months, we do want to have something aboard for a good workout.

Let me know if you find anything interesting.

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Old 10-04-2005, 17:08   #10
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Or... if you want to keep your hard earned $$...

http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower...s_bicycle.html


Build one yourself. We might do this instead of the trampoline when the time comes... not bad especially considering my wife's 1 hour dailly work out.

She's probably good for 50-60 Amp*Hours per week!!
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Awwe c'mon Sean, that's a little tuff on her ain't it? She's gotta be good for more than just generating power
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I'm thinking you are extending my joke, Wheels... but just in case:

She does read this forum too. She'll laugh when she sees that last post.
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