This was a big one for me when we were determining how exactly we were going to execute this new lifestyle. Staying somewhere for a length of time means I could potentially join a local [crossfit] gym but since we aren’t going that route, my routine has to be a bit more creative. It also means we are carrying a bit more equipment than Mr. TCP would like since it is increasing our load weight. My dad has made a few hints at weight being an issue we may encounter. Yeah yeah, I know you both are right, but for now, I am going to carry this stuff around. Well, we are going to carry this stuff around.
Right before we had decided to embark on this journey, I had completed my home gym with this lovely rower. It was one of my [favorite] pieces of equipment when I worked out at a local box. It breaks down easily and it doesn’t weigh much so it was a no brainer to bring it along.
Kettlebells are a great workout tool. You can do a variety of workouts with them and they are easy to transport. For this journey, I left a few at home and only brought the 35lb bell with us. So far, it’s been a part of every workout.
One of my less sensical items that I brought along was a barbell. It is bulky and awkward to store but it’s something I can use in just about every workout. We originally started out with a set of 10lbs and 35lb plates. I made the mistake of buying them on Amazon so they were cheap and smelled AWFUL. There was no way we could transport these in the back of the Tahoe or even in the Airstream. While we were still camping around Austin, I listed them on Craigslist and sold them immediately. I then headed over to a local sporting goods store and bought a set of Hi-Temp 15lb plates. The new bumper plates are well made and do not radiate that terrible smell the other ones did. They are American made after all!
Dumbbells are another versatile workout tool that could be used in place of the barbell in some workouts. I brought a pair of 25lbs along with us and Mr. TCP has actually used them more than I have.
Some of the smaller items I brought were an ABMAT, 20lb medicine ball, jump rope (for dreaded doubleunders), and a mat to use for burpees and other tortuous exercises.
I am going to try to write about each workout. The main purpose is to help document my training schedule as well as hold myself accountable for each workout. It’s easy to say that I will just workout tomorrow when our routine is a bit out of wack.