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portable equipment?

Hello all! I'm completely new to this forum, but it looks like there's a great community here!

I've made several runs at working out before, and they all end when I need to travel. Unfortunately, in my business the travel requirements are only increasing (I'm an opera singer). I'm trying to build a workout routine that requires only very portable equipment; ie a yoga mat and some bands, or something similar. Any advice?

I'm 6'2", 180lbs. Very high metabolism. I'm not looking to burn fat, just to gain definition and maybe some mass (10lbs?).
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    RE: portable equipment? 2007/06/15 10:25:08 (permalink)
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    to gain muscle you'll need to start a resistance training program, ie lift some iron.


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    RE: portable equipment? 2007/06/15 16:44:35 (permalink)
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    Well, yeah, I know that. But I get sent all over the world to perform. I can't get a gym membership everywhere! This summer there's a Gold's Gym nearby, but in the last year I've spent time in small towns in California and Colorado... and later this year I'm touring around Italy! Small towns often don't have gyms, and when I'm doing a tour like in Italy, I'm not in one place for long enough to use a membership. That's my entire problem!

    So what are my options for a portable workout program, or at least a program that can be modified to be portable while I'm away?
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    RE: portable equipment? 2007/06/15 17:56:50 (permalink)
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    chest and triceps
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    1. push ups, when you can do 10, wear a rucksack and chuck in heavy stuff, like bottles of water or anything else you can think of to create extra resistance.

    2. Dips use 2 chairs or a worktop and a chair, tie weights to yourself to increase resistance, diving weights and a diving belt would work well

    3. Also use diving weights for tricep kickbacks, extensions etc


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    1. pull ups, buy a pull up bar, they fit in any doorframe, you can do wide grip and close grip to target lats and biceps

    2. one arm bent over rows with bottles of water, or bottles filled with sand etc


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    RE: portable equipment? 2007/06/16 14:39:57 (permalink)
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    Aha! Now that looks good. Someone on another forum recommended aquabells (aquabells.com). Basically, free weights that you fill with water. I'm trying to figure out what the maximum weight is, but they seem OK...
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    RE: portable equipment? 2007/06/16 14:44:17 (permalink)
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    I also found this:
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exercises.htm
    A searchable database of exercises. Sort by muscle group and available equipment ("body weight only" for me), and it will give you a set of exercises to use. Not bad...
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    RE: portable equipment? 2007/06/16 20:02:59 (permalink)
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    In the articles section is one on training in a prison cell. If they can do it, so can you in a hotel room! Maybe go to hotels with gyms? Sorry, no time to find the link, buty go to articles and you will see it.
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