Blue Turtle Cruising

No Jumping Boat Workout

I recently attempted my first workout aboard Blue Turtle while cruising. We were headed to the Dry Tortugas and had planned to take 3 full days to get there (we cruise very slow at 6 knots, hence the “turtle” in the boat name). I wanted to be able to stick to my exercise schedule and with 3 full days at sea doing nothing, I figured I might as well figure out a way to get in a couple of workouts. Luckily, I have a nice open space inside the main salon to workout, but this could be done anywhere on a boat where you might have space enough to lie down (i.e. outside decks, catamaran trampoline, cockpit, etc.)

Even with such a small space, I can still manage to get in a great workout.
Even with such a small space, I can still manage to get in a great workout.

I stumbled on a “No Jump (Quiet)” workout on Pumps and Iron, a site I go to for workout ideas, and it got me thinking that if it’s low impact enough I could easily do this on the boat. I modified it some with other exercises, but Pumps and Iron is a great resource for different types of exercises and workouts. My version is below.

Equipment needed:

  • 15 lb kettle bell (you can also use a hand weight)
  • 10 lb medicine ball
  • Boat cruising the Gulf of Mexico for added resistance 🙂
The equipment I used for this workout
The equipment I used for this workout

The workout

10 Downward dog push-ups
10 Spiderman planks (each side)
40 Russian twists
20 Kettle bell swings
10 Cross-body chops (each side)
10 Shoulder press with kettlebell (each side)
20 Kettle bell swings
20 V-ups
20 Figure 8 squat

Repeat 4 times through

Exercise descriptions

Most of the exercises are described on the Pumps and Iron website. Links are available below.

 

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