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Old 02-05-2010, 09:12   #61
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Your mind is getting a bit too trim!
I didn't want a fat head
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:33   #62
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Ya throw the crab trap down, you retrieve it with a float on the surface. We do it a lot up in Washington state. How bought just using one of my round fenders as a exercise ball?
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trap float--something that catches in prop while cruising floriduh..and some other places. like i sed---use a bicycle for shopping and siteseeing and a kayak or row boat to get back and forth to shore!!!! is such a no brainer...LOL.....if you HAVE to do "organized exercises"--ie, an exercise addict---do pushaways--from the table!!!!! oh and i will not pick up any one i see floating on the water with a stoopit ball in hand--lol--they will not be appropriate for my crew----they willnot have had enough SAILING experience to be of any use as a sailor .... try pulling up a sail or doing real work on a real sailboat--lol doesnt need exercise regimen. IS one....LOL


ps--isnt attitude--is absolute flabergastment that there is actually this question in a SAILING forum when SAILORS are aware of the actuality of real work as a sailor!!!!! especially in cruising shorthanded!!!
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I'm new to this and don't mean to show my lack of knowledge but What's a trap float?
I am shocked that someone from Newfoundland doesn't know what a trap float is. Prehaps it's my west coast accent?
Lord t'underin' jayzuz bye 'tis the t'ing that be markin' where yers left the crab trap!
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Pole Dancing for fitness might be the way to go, for at least some of the crew

WELCOME TO POLE FITNESS DANCE MIAMI, pole exotic lap striptease chair sensual dance.

I'm gonna look into this a bit more Glad I bought a ketch
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Old 02-05-2010, 19:12   #66
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WELCOME TO POLE FITNESS DANCE MIAMI, pole exotic lap striptease chair sensual dance.

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Old 02-05-2010, 20:05   #68
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cardio = mini steppers

I too am limited for "exercise space", but I have a sturdy Kettler mini stepper on board which I use together with various sets of dumbells - my iPod of course - as well as a heart monitor... and after 30-40 minutes I can feel I've had a brilliant workout. Steppers are GREAT for cardio...
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Awesome .

Checking the rigging regularly is important
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ps--isnt attitude--is absolute flabergastment that there is actually this question in a SAILING forum when SAILORS are aware of the actuality of real work as a sailor!!!!! especially in cruising shorthanded!!!
We've been cruising shorthanded since 2003, with months of anchoring and sailing and no marina base. No car, lugging shopping, walking and bicycles everywhere, rowing and kayaking. And it doesn't really get you as fit as you think.

In there, we've had three bouts of surgery between us, and getting over all that really shows up how we (if not you) need to put a bit more effort/organisation into it than just assuming the cruising life will do the strength and toning work for you.
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Two of my friends' mums were athletic types and swam the channel when they were teenagers. Two teenagers each later, and both were plump and out of shape. So I figured, if I never started exercising, I wouldn't have to gain weight after I stopped. I was wrong... I gained weight anyway...

So, here are my ideas:
1 - Yoga (Doesn't take up much space)
2 - Isometrics (ditto) Isometric Exercises: How to Strengthen Abs, Legs, and Shoulders
3 - Sex - my husband swears by it (but we're clearly not doing it enough judging by the size of my butt).
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Stop sitting at the laptop pounding the keys answering/ making 'Post's' on Cruisers Forum... get out and do something energetic...
I've put on 3kgs since I joined.. but Oh Boy.. you should see the muscles on my index finger...
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Progress in a year:

From panting after 1k, now 21 without much ado, hoping to try the marathon later on.

But it did take a full year to get there, 3 days a week.

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Way to go B. I am till panting at a mile. But give up? Never.
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For the last year or so I've been running and lifting pretty steadily, and I want to make sure I can keep that going if not underway certainly at anchor. Even though we're living aboard I have a gym I can go to, so I haven't needed to port everything over yet. I do ~20 mile weeks and am about 13% bf, lifting ~4 days a week. Here's some stuff I can offer up though:

- You can get adjustable dumbbells like these: Amazon.com: PowerBlock Classic Adjustable 5 to 45-Pounds per Dumbbell Set: Sports & Outdoors, which a lot of people swear by. Except for some Olympic lifts, you can do almost everything with dumbbells. Yes they only go to 45, but there are bigger models out there or you can do handstand pushups to get the extra weight.
- Put a pullup bar across the companionway hatch, or just a bar with wood blocks that wont shift around.
- A rubber mat or flat fender that you can use in the cabin as a place to set a weight when you're doing db rows.
- Running is your friend and you don't need a lot of gear.
- Swim. Clean your own bottom, change your own zincs, dive your own anchor.
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