Marlaena and I just got back after a couple of weeks traveling through Thailand. It was an amazing trip and we stayed on some really cool islands. We did a lot of reading and relaxing on the beach but also went snorkeling, hiking and I did some Thai boxing.
We were on some pretty small and remote islands and a traditional gym was no where to be found so we had to get a bit creative with our workouts. We trained about every other day and did a lot of body weight exercises (squats, push-ups, sit-ups, leg drops, burpees) and did the workouts using the Tabata protocol (20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest) or with timed circuits.
I did manage to find a make shift outdoor gym on one of the islands that had a bench, some rusty dumbbells and a barbell with concrete blocks on each end. It wasn’t the heaviest bar but was I still able to do some shoulder press and squats with it. It was so hot there though so most of our workouts only lasted about 10-15 minutes.
I’ll be catching up on my emails and “ask the trainer” messages over the next few days. If you have sent me one over the last couple of weeks and haven’t yet received a reply, please be patient and I will get through them as soon as I can!
General Fitness article by Ben on Monday, March 21, 2011 3:47:40 PM EST