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Old 16-10-2020, 00:40   #61
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Re: Second liveaboard question: aerobic exercise?

Jim,

Passages were the greatest challenge for us to do steady aerobic workouts until we discovered this device https://amzn.to/352Vokf which neatly tucked under the step at our helm when it wasn't used - but I'd slide it out and use it every day during my shifts at the helm. We sail fairly flat because we are a catamaran; it might not work as easily on a heeling monohull.

Another great exercise tool to keep aboard for muscle strength is this https://amzn.to/3lS7iUV We would loop it around the mast and do our workouts using our body weight in this cleverly designed system. The exercises were deceptively challenging and

At anchor you'll have more options. We carried two Dahon fold-up bikes that we could easily put in our dinghy and take ashore. Water sports of course - and good ol' cleaning the boat/boat projects/keeping our soft ablative bottom paint, and general boat living provided exercise. We have a Red brand SUP and a SeaEagle Sail Kayak that we like a lot too.

Stay healthy!



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Thanks everyone for the really helpful and thoughtful responses to my first question about living aboard. I'm still reading them there....

As I said, I'm 65. I cycle, with a nice road bike, an hour or two every morning, pushing it with a with a heart rate monitor. I feel it is critical to my health and physical and mental well being.

But how can I get aerobic if I'm at anchor, or sailing on long cruises? How do you do it?

Thank you...

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Old 17-10-2020, 16:02   #62
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Re: Second liveaboard question: aerobic exercise?

Dan, Everything Iíve learned about the compact steppers and peddlers is that they are just too funky for regular use. I read you post and will give it a try. I donít have a Fitbit, but I think my phone will count the steps for me. Thanks.
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Re: Second liveaboard question: aerobic exercise?

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Dan, Everything Iíve learned about the compact steppers and peddlers is that they are just too funky for regular use. I read you post and will give it a try. I donít have a Fitbit, but I think my phone will count the steps for me. Thanks.
Welcome. If the phone does not count steps, one of my old dumb cell phones did count steps, a simple pedometer works too.

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