The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    temporary workout while traveling

    Im gonna be traveling for 2-4 weeks living out of a motel with no gym. What can I do to lose as little muscle as possible? My diet probably won't be the best either.

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    You won't lose any muscle in 2-4 weeks. Just take the time to rest up. If you really want to do something you can do some bodyweight stuff like pushups, pullups, situps or find a local gym and see if they'll give you a deal for a few weeks.

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    No chance of finding a local gym? Most gyms do a one month membership.

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    Maybe you can try an imaginary treadmill. Pretend that you have a treadmill in your hotel room and start jogging. The idea might be insane but i guess this is better than totally doing nothing at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms.Puffer View Post
    Maybe you can try an imaginary treadmill. Pretend that you have a treadmill in your hotel room and start jogging. The idea might be insane but i guess this is better than totally doing nothing at all.

    What??? .... uhhh... well, I do't think the OP asked about cardio...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yayeti View Post
    Im gonna be traveling for 2-4 weeks living out of a motel with no gym. What can I do to lose as little muscle as possible? My diet probably won't be the best either.
    A couple of weeks out of the gym should not make a huge different in your progress. I would make sure to train with a lot of intensity/volume leading up to the down time.

    While you are staying in the hotel you can do body weight exercises such as push-up's (or find a local gym and buy a day pass to do some light full body workouts 1-2 times per week).
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    cool thanks!

    Do you know any links to any bodyweight workouts? And possibly any good full body workouts with weights if I do happen to find a gym?

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    Was in a similar situation a few months ago. Here's what I did:

    I took the end-table in the hotel room, flipped it upside-down and pilled some books on it. I then used that to bench press (it was awkward, but it worked). I unplugged the standing lamp and used that to overheadpress and curl. It was that heavy, but I got in a ton of reps. I also used the desk (flipped at 90 degrees), to do some lowerback lifts. Yes, it is ghetto, but if your hotelroom has the right stuff, you can get in a quasi-decent lift.

    My wife was with me for some of the trip, and got a kick out of it. And nothing broke
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