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Cruise ship, how to maintain

Discussion in 'General Health/Fitness & Injuries' started by TheThirdMohican, May 7, 2013.

  1. TheThirdMohican

    TheThirdMohican Active Member

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    Hey everyone,

    We are taking a family trip on an Alaskan cruise (something we've been saving up for the past 5-6) years for 1 week.

    Of course I plan to eat and enjoy myself (being on the ecto side of the spectrum is nice) but I did not want to lose a lot of my strength gains in that week.

    Any tips on a good routine to maintain strength while onboard? The ship has an onboard gym so I can easily squeeze in 45 mins-1 hour. I am not planning to go crazy but just wanted something less compound based (since I doubt I will be able to deadlift or squat) to keep myself ready for the week back.

    Thanks
     
  2. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    First of all, I guarantee you they will have a gym on the boat.

    Nevertheless, there are loads of bodyweight exercises...

    - Pullups
    - pushups
    - squat jumps
    - pistol squats
    - bulgarian squats
    - about a billion core exercises

    And if you are a beast: handstand pushups

    Edit: another thread reminded me....burpees
     
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  3. TheThirdMohican

    TheThirdMohican Active Member

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    Yes I checked it out. They definitely have a free weight section but not sure about squat rack or anything besides dumbbells. But I can make do...burpees with all the cruise ship eating may not go so well :confused: haha
     
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  5. Robert2006

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    One week. Rest. You'll likely be stronger because of the rest.

    Rest good. Don't think you need to workout 365/24/7.

    You must have rest weeks in your training schedule don't you?
     
  6. TheThirdMohican

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    Post-cruise update: It was amazing! :tucool:

    I decided to take a week off from lifting. I actually lost a little bit of weight on the ship (mostly muscle probably...) and I ran a couple times just to stay active. Otherwise vacation.

    EDIT: Yup, lost 5 lbs. Doh
     
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  7. JoeSchmo

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    Unlikely you lost any muscle in that short amount of time. Some lose a tiny bit of strength in that time, but this is usually due to neural factors rather than muscle loss. Any slight strength losses will return within a week of training.
     
  8. TheThirdMohican

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    Yeah dropped a slight bit in lifts but was surprised how energized I felt.
     

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