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Old 06-11-2014, 16:41   #16
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Re: Getting exercise living on a boat is difficult

We do Yoga, snorkel, run, and dance. Salsa takes very little space. We are West Coast Swing dancers and that is hard to do on our boat. We are figuring it out. It's hard to find the time to exercise.
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Old 06-11-2014, 17:55   #17
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Re: Getting exercise living on a boat is difficult

Turn off the autopilot and stand up while steering.
Works for me. If you need more put on some lively music.
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Old 06-11-2014, 18:12   #18
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TRX stretch bands, walking in port, crunches, stretching, push-ups, squats, leg thrusts. Plant-based diet (whole foods, avoiding processed foods, meat/dairy or other animal foods, no fried foods). Avoiding refined sugars.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:41   #19
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Another vote for the TRX. We attach it to the spinnaker pole fitting on the mast. We also get out and hike as much as possible.
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Old 07-11-2014, 18:34   #20
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Re: Getting exercise living on a boat is difficult

Hi, guys and gals!
I'll get my Cat in April next year, but buying now what I will need. The TRX is a good choice for body-weight exercises, but I love weight training. I bought a Stamina 36-Pound adjustable Kettle Versa-Bell on amazon (114.99). Perfect for a boat. You can adjust the weight plates inside according to what you need. I do 20 min. of different exercises a day and feel great!
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Old 07-11-2014, 19:09   #21
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I always thought Boat Maintenance WAS all the exercise...
That's where I get mine... squats, bends, hanging upside down, reefing on spanners, hoisting sails, rowing, manual anchor windlass, scrub brush, then kick back lift my legs up and time for 16oz curls. whew, I'm tired just talking about it.
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Re: Getting Exercise Living on a Boat is Difficult

My typical exercise is a trip to the grocery store. Deploy the anchor by hand; lower the dinghy from davits; pull two bicycles out of the aft cabin and lower them into the dinghy; take bikes ashore and return for Nancie and backpacks; pedal a couple miles to the grocery store and back with the load in backpacks and baskets; shuttle Nancie and stores to the boat; return for the bikes and lift them to the deck; fold the bikes and carry them below; manual hoist of dinghy; manual raising of anchor and get underway.

Repeat for the trip to the coin laundry.....
Repeat for a trip to the hardware store.....
Repeat for a visit exploring a new port....
Scrub the hull underwater......
Clean the freeboard & deck......
Oh, no! We need more groceries!
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Re: Getting Exercise Living on a Boat is Difficult

Pushups, situps, stretching, no electric winches and lots of tacking!
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OMG Hudson Force. I am all sweaty just reading your post. That's a workout
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Re: Getting Exercise Living on a Boat is Difficult

Always found the act of sailing was lots of exercise. Mostly maintaining balance but also adjusting lines, working the tiller, and handling sails and the like. So, take your boat for a sail several times a week.
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Pushups, situps, stretching, no electric winches and lots of tacking!
Amen. When I get on the boat and go sailing when I haven't done it in a while, the next day I feel like I put in four hours in the weight room. It feels like every muscle in my body is sore.
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SUP and yoga keeps me trim and chilled. I used to run half-marathons but I prefer life at a slower pace nowadays. SUP is amazing and seems to give your entire body a workout, especially the abs.
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Old 21-11-2014, 19:20   #28
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Re: Getting Exercise Living on a Boat is Difficult

Yes, go sailing a hundred times a year. And every once in a while crawl in and out of your cockpit locker about a hundred times in two days to work on the engine.

I'm in better shape than twenty years ago. Less hair and bad eyes though.
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My typical exercise is a trip to the grocery store. Deploy the anchor by hand; lower the dinghy from davits; pull two bicycles out of the aft cabin and lower them into the dinghy; take bikes ashore and return for Nancie and backpacks; pedal a couple miles to the grocery store and back with the load in backpacks and baskets; shuttle Nancie and stores to the boat; return for the bikes and lift them to the deck; fold the bikes and carry them below; manual hoist of dinghy; manual raising of anchor and get underway.

Repeat for the trip to the coin laundry.....
Repeat for a trip to the hardware store.....
Repeat for a visit exploring a new port....
Scrub the hull underwater......
Clean the freeboard & deck......
Oh, no! We need more groceries!
Pretty much the same for me but no bicycles...and no engine on the dink.
Also a bit of horizontal folkdancing which they say is good for the heart.....
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