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03-06-2005, 02:59 PM
i'm not going to have access to a gym or anything for about 2 weeks, is this that big a deal? is there anything i should do like pushups or something just to maintain until i can get back in a gym?
03-06-2005, 03:18 PM
Two weeks isn't that bad, just improve with what you have, it'll be a nice change of pace. Ofcourse if you're been training for a long time without a break, you could take one now to recharge.
You can still do a bunch of bodyweight exercises for now and also remember to do lots of posing/flexing to help build that mind-muscle connection. It helps in terms of building your physique when you hit the weights again, and in gaining control over your muscles, especially when posing in the future. Use these two weeks away from the gym to your advantage! /forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif
03-06-2005, 04:40 PM
03-06-2005, 04:49 PM
Catch up on cardio.
03-06-2005, 06:09 PM
you'll be fine, dont sweat it.
03-07-2005, 07:51 AM
just chill. 2 weeks isnt going to throw you off any.
03-07-2005, 11:44 AM
For back you need to make sure and focus on pullups. It shouldnt be hard to find a beam to do them on. For pecs, if you have a friend, have him push down on you as you perform them to maintain some form of intensity. For legs, you should be able to find some kind of resistance to hold while you perform lunges etc.
Check out the exercise section and do what you can do, there are several exercises there that dont require gym access. 2 weeks down the drain is not a pretty prospect. But if you get inventive you can actually take advantage of it.
If you do have a partner. Then partner resistance exercises are excellent. i.e. you can grab a broom stick and perform biceps curls with your partner pressing down on the stick.
Hammer towel curls etc.
From Tapering Part 3 in the current JHR:
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Simply put: donít take a vacation from training! Find a gym that is in your hotel, and follow the principles of tapering. Any other protocol is inferior and will lead to a reduction in performance.
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03-07-2005, 05:54 PM
i agree with rest and eat,
just do some body weight exercises just to keep your muscles in tune.
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