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ship shape # 7

Hi all my ship shapers,
We’ve been keeping up with our ship shape but not with posting about it. Urg. We’ve been in the Sea Of Cortez enjoying lots of free diving, snorkeling, fishing, and hiking. We have also enjoyed the lack of Internet.

Here’s a few pictures from our satphone (low quality) with a few exercises to do on the boat underway.

Exercise #1 pull ups from the back stay. Not only does this strengthen arms and shoulders, but also gives your hands a good workout.

Exercise #2 chin ups from the Rat lines

Exercise #3 Toes-to-nose using whatever place (back stay for Christian, the dodger for Taj, I like to use the Companion way)

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Toes to nose and chin ups

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Backstay pull-ups

“Ship Shape” episode 1

A weekly digest of tips to staying in shape on a boat. Normally one exercise per week will be posted to http://www.afamilyafloat.com with an occasional video. I will try to include some boat yoga routines. I call these “Boga”. This premier episode features a video of chin-ups and pull-ups performed in the companionway of our 40′ Stevens cutter sailboat and a photo of a mast assisted handstand with optional handstand push-ups. Hope you enjoy and subscribe to our blog for future post at http://www.afamilyafloat.com