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Old 01-05-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
Larry McLennan
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Traveling Abroad

I'll be going abroad with the Peace Corps for a couple years and am looking for any gear suggestions you might have. I am bringing a pair of EXF rings since they are small and lightweight, anything else that fits this bill is a possibility. I'd also be interested in hearing any suggestions that you may have about a training book which would be conducive to an environment where I won't have much available in the way of "traditional" workout equipment.

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Old 01-05-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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Re: Traveling Abroad

Search for the bodyweight workout PDF here.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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Re: Traveling Abroad

You can fit a sandbag in your suitcase as well. I have been travelling a lot lately on the Brazilian coast, and I would just fill up my sandbag at the beach and get some good training this way.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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Re: Traveling Abroad

A sandbag, what a great idea. Will any old bag suffice or should I look for a specific kind?
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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Re: Traveling Abroad

I'd also add Jump Rope.

As for the sand bag, you could just use a contractor grade trash bag and pull a pillow case over it.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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Re: Traveling Abroad

The suggestions thus far sound spot on. Rings, sandbag, and jump rope are extremely portable and fun. I can't think of much else besides a pair of mechanix gloves and tabata timer that you could bring with you since a squat rack or 2 pood kettlebell is likely to put your luggage over the weight limit just a bit. The gloves may sound a bit silly, but I spent last summer at an outdoor gym in the desert and there was no way to touch the equipment without gloves. Once you get settled in, find a sledgehammer, an old tire, some heavy objects and improvise your *** off. Since standard weights are out, you may want to explore some strong man stuff for ideas in improvising loads for strength training. Hope some of this helps.

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Old 01-05-2011, 08:41 PM   #7
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I'm bringing a pair of gardening gloves and will use those if I can get my hands on a sledge hammer. I also figure that once I find a metal pole and some large cans I can cut a hole in the bottom of the cans, place one on each end of the pole, and fill each with cement. That should make a decent bar, maybe 40-50lbs. I'll be Franing my way around Africa in no time.
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Re: Traveling Abroad

Send me an email Larry, and I'll forward you that PDF.
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Would one or two resistance bands be worthwhile?
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:44 PM   #10
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Re: Traveling Abroad

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Would one or two resistance bands be worthwhile?
The only portable option the really work lower body strength is resistance bands. So if that's something you care about, they're not just worthwhile, but essential.
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