Keeping muscle while away from the gym

  1. Keeping muscle while away from the gym


    Here is my deal:

    Over the summer I will be a counselor at a camp where for periods of up to 2 weeks I may be away from the gym on canoe trips (which would provide significant cardio work, but little weight training) and I am looking for a supplement plan that will keep me from losing too much muscle while I am away...

    Here is what I have so far:
    Creatine
    Whey
    Glutamine

    Please help with this


  2. take mrp packets if you won't have access to anything but like 3 planned meal times or however they'll do it... just eat more bro, keep cals up, you'll be fine for 2 weeks.

  3. Originally posted by SummusMentis
    Here is my deal:

    Over the summer I will be a counselor at a camp where for periods of up to 2 weeks I may be away from the gym on canoe trips (which would provide significant cardio work, but little weight training) and I am looking for a supplement plan that will keep me from losing too much muscle while I am away...

    Here is what I have so far:
    Creatine
    Whey
    Glutamine

    Please help with this
    i personally see no benefit to taking creatine and glutamine (i dont take ever) if you are not working out. just eat healthy, drink plenty of water and take a multi. you should be fine. its healthy to take breaks from working out. Just remember if you truly have hard earned muscle, its not going anywhere if you take short breaks.
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  4. can't you still do some basics like push ups wide and narrow and throw some rocks in your book bag and do some curls. It will keep your muscles goin. Anyway that's what I would do. There's weight all around you, you just have to find a way to lift it. be creative.
  5. Re: Re: Keeping muscle while away from the gym


    Originally posted by institutional

    i personally see no benefit to taking creatine and glutamine (i dont take ever) if you are not working out. just eat healthy, drink plenty of water and take a multi. you should be fine. its healthy to take breaks from working out. Just remember if you truly have hard earned muscle, its not going anywhere if you take short breaks.
    I agree, no big deal, and have fun at camp

  6. Thanks for the help...
    yes I was thinking about doing a modified workout some days at the campsite.... for example, squats with a canoe on my head, curls with rocks in bags, pushups, situps, dips, etc....

    the advice helps, thanks a lot

  7. hahah just enjoy the break bro, and then continue lifting hard, a break often results in better ways than you think psychologically and physically.

  8. deadlifts with boulders baby!! hehehehe...

  9. Originally posted by whosyourdaddy02
    deadlifts with boulders baby!! hehehehe...
    lol, hell yeah, that's lifting!!

    next up is the canoe shoulder press, firewood hammer curl, the backpack lunge, etc

  10. Originally posted by jweave23
    next up is the canoe shoulder press, firewood hammer curl, the backpack lunge, etc
    or, as this workout is called by its real name... : "Lifting **** In the Woods"

  11. haha, i will begin a 7-8 week long, lifting **** in the woods cycle, I will posts results when I get back....

  12. Let us know how that goes I was thinking of moving to mountains and starting one myself

  13. Hey don't forget the "taking the ****" sissy squats.. with or without tree for support

  14. Done plenty of those, prefer sitting on a tree, but sometimes its rough on the balls

  15. I agree with the rest. Many will take 7-10 days off every 8-12 weeks. It is good to give your body that rest. When you come back, I gurantee your workouts will kick butt!!!!
  

  
 

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