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SteelyD
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Join date: Jun 2007
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So, I'm on the road again all week. Been surviving on free hotel breakfast (4 eggs over easy, potatoes, bacon, sausage), chicken caesar salads, and supermarket roasted chicken + steamfresh veggies or rice

Plus, I travel with protein powder and bcaa's.

I always hear how hard it is to eat/lift on the road. Tonight's first dinner (pictured) was an 8 piece roasted chicken from Shaw's Supermarket (a northeast chain) + BirdsEye Steamfresh Beans. Both together cost about 8 bucks + 4 minutes of microwave time.

I actually tend to eat better on the road (not necessarily on travel days in airports), but the rest of the week goes like what's listed above. Maybe a steak or fish at a restaurant.

Met up with "CountingBeans" for a hellacious leg workout at a local Gold's Gym. Gyms all over the place.

C'mon bro's - no excuses!

Mmmmmmm. Roasted Chicken.

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Maiden3.16
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Join date: Jan 2011
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Nothing to do with traveling, but as far as hotel breakfast I worked security overnights for a hotel a while back and got some continental breakfast in me every morning and would train right after. MMMMmmmmm

Are you getting day passes to gyms while traveling, have a universal gym membership that allows you to train at a certain chain of gyms wherever they have them, or hit up some hotel gyms once in a while?

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SteelyD
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Join date: Jun 2007
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Maiden- Depends on the location.

A lot of times the gym (Golds, 24HrFitness, local owned, etc) has an arrangement with hotels in the area, but it's not consistent. There are 3 Gold's gyms in Tennessee that I go to that have arrangements with the hotels where I stay, but recently in massachussets, I paid $35 for a 1 week pass.

On top of that, if I have to, I'll find a local YMCA and go there and usually work out for free because of reciprocation with the Y that I belong to back home (haven't had a case yet where that wasn't true).

I'll certainly use the hotel gym if that's my only option. Some are better than others. The Airport Marriot in Atlanta had a pretty nice setup (was there for a conference and couldn't get away).

I mostly stay in Hilton chains and the Hamptons/Dbl Trees/Embassy Suites typically have DB's to 50, maybe a cable machine, and cardio stuff. I mean, curls, triceps extensions, db laterals, and goblet squats all week is better than nothing!

When you're looking for hotels, ask about the breakfast arrangement. Embassy Suites have a free breakfast and have cooks to make you ommelttes or whatever you want, plus bacon, sausage, egg, potato buffets. Hampton Inns usually have continental breakfast and that can vary, but they typically have those nasty ass frozen/cooked egg ommeltte thingys. Some have the scrambled egg tray. Depends.

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pushharder
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Join date: Apr 2005
Posts: 38549

My best advice for getting into out of town gyms is being straight up with 'em: "I'm from out of town and just need 45 minutes to lift. What'll it take?"

66.6666666% of the time they say, "No problem, just go on in. No charge."

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DoubleDuce
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Join date: Jul 2008
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Or you find a place like this that only charges a dollar a workout....

Grant it it is the ONLY gym in the entire town I end up spending much of my time in...

It features a cage, a wobbly bench that goes almost entirely flat, and 2 barbells, one that has been welded back together and the other that has collars that do not rotate. And on top of that there is just enough room to stand up AND turn around.

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