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    baederp is offline Member
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    Default Great Travel Gym!

    Faced with some out of town trips and knowing that a Kettlebell provides some challenges to travel with on flights, I have found a solution that works for me.

    I now travel with a sandbag that I fill, assemble and use at my travel destination.

    I traveled for a four day trip to Chicago and brought a truck inner tube (folds to the size of a pair of jeans in my suitcase), two hose clamps, electrical tape and a 4" slotted screwdriver (legal for carry-on as long as it is not over 7"). I found a beach on Lake Michigan and filled the sandbag to about 68 lbs.

    Here is a great page on constructing your travel gym. The only thing I do differently is I use electrical tape because it comes off easier when it is time to go.

    Jersey Shore Crossfit: Homemade Sandbag

    I did three days with the bag in the hotel gym, getting a few funny looks from the other guests.

    I mainly focused on timed sets of Push Presses, Squats and Burpees with the bag. This workout complemented the Kettlebell workouts that I normally do.

    I found this to be a good solution for maintaining functional strength and cardio while traveling and will always bring my bag with me when I fly.
    Last edited by baederp; 04-19-2009 at 07:01 AM.
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    shmathews is offline Senior Member
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    Great idea! I came up with one as well. Next week I'm going to Orlando with my family. I did not want to bring a kettlebell this time, so I went to the hardware store and bought various sizes of nails, including a 12 inch galvanized spike. I throw those, along with my leather pads, into the bag, and do a little bending each day. When you are on the road, you have to get creative.

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    Jock191 is offline Senior Member
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    you can also just get yourself a TRX Fitness Anywhere - Home of TRX and Suspension Training
    Last edited by Jock191; 04-19-2009 at 04:21 PM.

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    ZachariahSalazarRKC is offline Senior Member
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    Or you can just your body like Z Health and Monkey Bar Fitness does-till ya get back to your bells zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    or you can schedule it as a backoff week
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