So no access to weights for 12 days..

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  1. SirBoss7

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    I lift regularly--learned my copying others then tinkering with my own plans--and try to keep it balanced with my running, though I feel off-balance if I don't run with pack on..

    but anyhow, will be going to England for 12 days in a week, and while I plan to pack my running shoes, I don't think I'll have any access to weights.

    Will this
    1. set me back significantly, in terms of just maintaining where I'm at?

    2. or will it be a needed rest/recovery that I will spring back from just fine?

    Any suggestions/advice/experience with this?

    when it comes to running, with my knee problems, as long as I try to eat healthy and stuff, I usually come back stronger and craving intervals, but that's running, not weightlifting..
     
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    You won't notice any significant losses, at least nothing that can't be fixed after a week or two at the gym.
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    There are plenty of body weight exercises that can be done in a hotel room or traveling that will maintain any routine.

    You don't need heavy weights to maintain.
     
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    I do a lot of calisthenics (pushups, flutterkicks and other random ab stuff, pullups) because in ROTC, but that coupled with my running/speed-work eats up the muscle fast, which is why I run with a backpack.

    I'm either doing great lifting but my running and my knees bite, or running but starting to lose mass, or right in-between, which is where I've been just getting back to.
     
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    That's good to know. I've had numerous experiences of taking time off from running--learned hard lessons there--whether just for hell of it or because of an injury, but I've not done the same yet with weightlifting so not sure what to expect.
     
  6. Sgt. Friday

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    you should panic now, as you will lose everything you've worked for. :ugh:
     
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    if you do some pushups, dresser top dips, situps ect...youll be alright. get creative if you can with it. make sure your daily protein levels are high enough to maintain.
     
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    Be creative, TV floor presses, matress sqauts, dresser lunges ...
     
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    If you've been lifting hard for a fair amount of time, just take the 12 days off. It might even benefit you.

    Maybe run once or twice, but I wouldn't do much else
     
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    12 days all muscle will atrophy
     
  13. SirBoss7

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    I run almost daily, so I was looking forward to taking my camelpak and shoes and exploring the countryside. I have family in Bristol, London, and Dover, and there are some very scenic venues.

    Thanks for the advice all. Will definitely gorge on red meat and prey on herds of sheep during my runs, bench cows, chop wood, and stuff.
     
  14. RollinDollos

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    Up the volume of your workout by adding 1-2 more sets the week before you leave and you will come back stronger the next time you work out. Do BW stuff if you feel small.
     
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    Push up + sit up my friend.
     
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    getting bands is a great idea.
    you can do a military press by doing inverted pushups next to the wall too
     
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    Don't forget about room-service thrusts :eek3:
     
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