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Old 10-14-2020, 08:44 PM   #1
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Onboard exercise??

We are looking for a good way to get aerobic exercise without the space needed for a stationary bike. Amazon shows several smallish steppers and peddlers that don’t take up much space. Many look cheap and flimsy but others look like they may be stout enough to actually work. Anyone have any experience with these? Recommendations?

When ashore, we walk and hike so the problem we are trying to solve is mostly to get moving while we are underway or anchored in foul weather.

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Transit rough waters. Maintaining one's balance is a good form of exercise.
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Onboard exercise??

We have a classic Nordic Track that folds up rather small and can be leaned up in a corner on end or in-between cabinets etc. (with help from a bungee cord or similar, on a vessel.) Great exercise.Click image for larger version

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Why not use the steps that are built into the boat? Doing it quickly enough up and down should get you close to your target. The downside is you don’t get to spend money on something that won’t see much use and you won’t have the fun of struggling to find a place to stow another piece of equipment.

Combine with push-ups, sit-ups and some strength/toning with jugs of lube oil, you could be looking at a real workout.

Paddle. Anything. The great thing about rowing an inflatable is they are brutally inefficient so a workout happens faster.
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Since you specifically said aerobic, not strength training maybe get off the boat and go for a run? Or a walk if you aren't up to running?



Judging by your boat and that you are on the TF, you aren't going to be spending weeks at sea with no land access. Short of overgrown, uninhabited islands you can find a place to run anywhere, plus it's free. It's also a great way to explore a new to you area.
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Doug,
For me, the body part that gets the most exercise while on board at anchor is the right wrist! That forearm is getting massive.
Seriously, we tried one of those small peddle device and found it very lacking. I have resorted to the squats, pushups, etc. with very little aerobic.
If you find something worthwhile, let us all know.
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Doug, we have a stepper you're welcome to have. Previous owners left it on the boat and we just find it too boring.
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As a suggestion, search internet or YouTube for “TRX straps aerobic exercise”. They seem to have options that might be possible. I have some - a cheaper version - and they don’t take up much space.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:56 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the good suggestions. I looked at TRX and YouTube videos but I don’t think there’s space onboard for the exercises. The feedback all seems to be that the smaller pedal and stepper units are not very good, as I suspected.

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