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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2002

    Traveling w/no access to gym

    Before continuing, I'll note that I've been browsing this fine board for a few days ever since finding it through Google and I'd like to say hello

    Now to business :o I'll be traveling for the next 6 weeks and will most likely not be able to access the necessities of a gym. I was wondering what you're thoughts are on the calisthentic replacement regimen. This is what I'll be doing 2-3 days a week:

    - Body-weight squats (3 sets of 75; last set to failiure)
    - Hand-stand Push-ups (5 sets of 15; last set to failiure)
    - Dips (3 sets of 20; last set to failiure)
    - Standard Push-ups (alternating days 4 sets of 75/3 sets of 100; last set to failiure)

    I'd be interested in your suggestions as I would like to modify this regimen so that I can essentially step back into line without losing step

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  3. #2
    Soca King
    Join Date
    Mar 2001

    Let me say welcome to the family

    Before you leave for your trip while what you got is good,try to see if you can buy an ab wheel(those ab wheels really give the belly a workout)and some resistance tubing for working the arms, shoulders, & chest.A fitness equipment store should have both the ab wheel and the resistance tubing I spoke of.

    Peace out

  4. #3
    Senior Member w8lifter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    If I were you, I'd go to a medical supply store and get some thera-band (elastic resistance bands). They will obviously not be the same as db's, but they will add resistance beyond your bodyweight and they take up virtually no space in the suitcases

  5. #4
    Senior Member TerryRay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Ii don't know your whole situation but anyone can get to a gym - you will just have to pay the daily fee around $5.00 to 10.00. They might let you workout for free. Look the gym up such as Powerhouse Gym, Gold's Gym or whatever. Get in to any of the gyms while you are away (if you can).

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    on the short bus

    Re: Traveling w/no access to gym

    Originally posted by oarsman
    I'll be traveling for the next 6 weeks and will most likely not be able to access the necessities of a gym.
    Why exactly will a gym be inaccessible? I travel for work every week and wherever I go, I can find a gym. If it's not a hotel gym, it's a local gym in whatever city I'm in.
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  7. #6
    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Maybe he really doesn't have acces to a gym, or maybe he'd rather spend the daily fees of going to a gym on something else.

    I think getting the elastic resistance bands sounds like a good plan. They might take a few to get used to though.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2002

    All: Thanks for the input

    @ Big Show, w8lifter, syntekz

    Yes the resistance tubing/medical elastic sound good. I'm gettin revved up to MacGyver it

    @ gino, terryray

    Aside from the fact that I'll be in some odd places in Europe, I'm looking at this to practice a college friend's dictum that you've got to get the workout done gym or no gym. If it presents itself as feasible, then I certainly will be gym bound

  9. #8
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Natick, Ma
    check out for great body weight workouts. These are more geared to strenght and conditioning then mass building, but still great for the road.

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  10. #9
    Moderator Adam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Alberta, Canada
    Elastic bands is a good idea. You can get them from go tto the shopping cart and acesories. I have the minis and greens and they are very strong. You can do upper body and lower body workouts with them.
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