Sailing fit – Update

As it’s the new year and most of us are pressing the re-set button when it comes to getting fit and kick starting a healthy lifestyle, I thought I’d give a little update on how my ‘sailing fit’ mission is going.

I’ve been hitting the gym 2-3 times a week, and if I don’t make the gym then I’ve been doing HIIT at home. I’ve not been doing any running, other than one 10km which I only did because the gym was unexpectedly shut, it was worth it though as I got to see a different side of London and actually really enjoyed dodging the commuters!

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I did a 10km run around London in the early morning rush hour – here’s the view from London Bridge at 7am!

I’m not going to lie… Christmas was a rather indulgent few weeks… lots of boozing, lots of cheese, chocolate and awesome food. BUT, I did manage to keep up with some of my cardio and weights. I didn’t do anywhere as much as I normally would do, but I have been doing the odd HIIT workout at home, and I’ve also been doing the odd weight session when I can.

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Cooling down after a HIIT session (and looking very smug!)

I’m totally loving the HIIT at the moment. A typical session would be something like 50 secs of each of the below, with a 20 sec rest in between each, repeating until roughly 30 minutes is up.

  • Mountain climbs
  • Burpees
  • Squat jumps
  • Lunges
  • Push up’s
  • Jumping jacks
  • Tricep dips
  • Crunches
  • Planks

After a couple of slack weeks and Christmas food, I’m now ready to get back on it and seriously smash the gym ahead of my next week of sailing in April!

If you’ve got any sailing fitness hints or tips, please leave them in the comments as I’d love to know what everyone else does to keep fit and get sailing fit.

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