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If you are looking to build strength, and to test your stability, using a suspension trainer is a fantastic way to achieve it. Utilizing it on a boat will magnify these components for an even more challenging training session.

As we will be leaving tomorrow to fly to California, I thought I would share this one last aeroSling strength and stability workout that I did on the boat.

Strength and Stability Workout breakdown:

Do each of the exercises for 50 seconds, resting 10 seconds between each. Complete the circuit 4 times.

  • Shoulder Y pull / Overhead squat/calf raise
  • Alligator / Chest press
  • Cross over balance lunge / kick
  • Row / pull
  • Suspended stir the pot / pike

My strength training has taken place in the mornings

Although not as visible as the workouts and exercises that I’ve been posting on Facebook and Instagram from my on-shore sessions, I have still typically completed a strength training session every morning on the bow. I hope that my posts have inspired at least a few to seek out ways to stay in shape while enjoying their cruising lifestyles, either on or off their boat.

It is my hope to carry on inspiring active travelers by posting more fitness and fun videos as we continue our travels on our bikes.

4 Comments

  1. Hello, I am a runner about to go sailing for a year or two. I will miss running but plan to follow your videos on the boat. I was wondering, how much do you work out per day to keep so fit? Do your exercises burn alot too, or mainly build strenght? Do you eat a very restrictive diet to remain so lean on the boat? Do you know any exercises that are particulary good to strengthen a 40 plus mom’s saggy tummy? I am in pretty good shape overall but the stomach flab will not budge no matter what I do.

    Thank you and good luck with the new adventure on your bikes!

    Anna

    • Hi Anna, First, that’s great that you are going sailing. My question is, why can you not continue to run while cruising? Unless you are going to be doing very long passages with no ability to get to shore for many days, there is no reason to not continue your running as your main focus of exercise (if that is what you enjoy doing). I know many cruisers that rely on this method for exercise and go to shore everyday to jog. If, however, you are wanting to exercise on the boat, you can definitely have a good exercise session by doing the workouts that I have posted. The thing to remember is that you don’t need to workout for a long period of time to get results. Often, people think they need to work out for hours at a time but it is the quality of the workout that really counts. Do 20-minute high-intensity workouts and this will have a great effect. Do my workouts burn a lot? Yes, of course. Strength training is an excellent way to burn fat. As for diet, I eat pretty healthy most of the time only indulging occasionally. Lastly, forget about spot training; do full-body workouts recognizing that you will be using your core/abs in exercises that you think are only working other parts of your body. Do push ups, deadlifts, squats… they will all challenge your core. Also, recognize that everybody has a different body structure. Forget about trying to get rid of flab and trying to get a six pack. Focus on staying active and eating healthy. Exercise daily, eat healthy, drink plenty of water and get enough sleep.

  2. Best of luck for your new adventure

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