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Old 01-24-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Exercise at sea?

Some of the conversation in the gaff rig thread got me to thinking...

When out to sea for extended periods how do you stay in shape, if you stay in shape? Calisthetics and maybe jump rope come to mind off hand. Or if you have a gaff maybe not using a block and tackle and raising and lowering the gaff repeatedly or climbing around in the rigging. Or would that be harmful to the gaff and rigging?
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oh c'mon... somebody has to have an at sea exercise routine.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:57 PM   #3
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G'day, such impatience does not compliment your 'atavist' nickname. As this is a cruising forum, it is safe to assume that many regular contributors are at sea or live on their vessels and are not, as such, able to be perpetually online.

I am sure many will answer your post. Meanwhile I think a trawl of Cruising World magazine and one correspondent who names himself Capt. Fatty Goodlander, may give you some satisfaction whilst our more fitness minded seafarers make port, or visit their local internet cafe.

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Atavist,

As I am to understand it, one of the best aerobic activities is swimming. I don't think that should be a problem on a boat!!

As long as you are travelling with a significant other...well, we all know what the second best activity is!

Other than that, pick a destination and go for a brisk walk in the sand or thru town! My wife and I walk anywhere between 2 and 5 miles a day just checking out the local scene.

Other than that, consider the 12ounce single handed curls!! I LOVE THOSE!!

Maybe you can kick the diesel out and replace with peddle power!![xx(]

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Thanks for the tips Bajamas...but actually it's those 12 ounce curls that I'm trying to counter...
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Next time you are in a decent sized port, walk on down to the local Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist in the UK) and pick up some Theraband. These elastic bands of different colors with graded resistance allow you to replicate any and all exercises of the gyms of the world. I ran my therapy clinic on this product and found it to be easy to use by all ages and physical capabilities. Attach it to a firm cleat or just pull it between your hands. Loop it aroumd your feet and to your leg exercises. As an added bonus, hold your gut in as you do the Theraband exercise for core control exercises.

If they charge you more than $.75 a foot, they are greedy.

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Thanks for the advice Ken. That's a much better idea than bringing a bunch of dumbells aboard....

Sorry it took me so long to reply, I just moved to DC (one step closer to the sea) and have been a bit disconnected.... it's good to be back, you guys keep my dreams afloat.
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This looks interesting. Anyone have one?

http://www.smartvest.net/index.asp
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I find this topic very important as I tend to excercise 4 times a week and at the end of the month I going on a month long sailing trip! I remember reading an article by Yachting monthly or Sailing world a few years ago regarding the matter! I'll go through my pile of magazines!

I would love to hear some more tips!
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My feeling is that the easest way to keep in shape is just to do more of the automated systems by hand. My yacht has no roller furling, no electric winches and nothing on the anchor. So everything is done via muslce power with a pulley system set up for the much too heavy jobs. Keeps the power needs of your yacht down too!

I've lost a fair amount of spare tyre since I bought my floating lady...

Speaking of ladies, as Bajamas said:

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As long as you are travelling with a significant other...well, we all know what the second best activity is!
Amen to that!
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This looks interesting. Anyone have one?

http://www.smartvest.net/index.asp
While mine is a different brand I do have one of those... adding 20lbs to your body weight makes a huge difference when doing calisthenics... though already having bad knees I would never run with one.
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Although I have not tried this while cruising since I have not been on any long passages I have a road bike that is very lightweight and a stationary trainer that I plan on bringing along on long passages for exercise. Has anyone tried this?

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Hi JackieP,



It looks like the option has some merit. It seems that would work in calm seas, but would have problems as the wave action increases, unless one securely fastened it to the deck, or other parts of the vessel.

Discussing bikes in the past, some mentioned the space requirement of taking a bike can be an issue. Some prefer folding bikes. It was also pointed out that if the bike parts could rust or corrode, they would very rapidly in the salt air and sea water environment. You may want to consider the materials a bike is made of, or plan on dealing with rust and corrosion prevention.

The bike debate ashore, at various destinations, pointed out the fact that most often there is not a suitable path to drive on, either sand or rocks. Further, in some places bikes are required to be licensed, and subject to fines if not.

I am not trying to discourage anyone from packing a bike, rather just pointing out the practical side.
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Hi Jackie,

What is the configuration of a stationary trainer. Is it similar to an exercise bike?

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