[quote]Steel Nation wrote:
G’day! Congrats. on the deal! I was in the similar position as you 5 years ago, except I wasn’t smart enough to try to maintain muscle. Here are some tips I hope you will find useful:
-not always easy, but sleep as much as you can. Shows run late, always a party somewhere (if you’re into that), etc… . Ignore it (as best you can) and sleep.
-keep food as clean as possible. Never count on the venue to provide your food, otherwise you will be living on pizza and beer. Tons of good quality protein powder, tuna, lots of low to medium glycemic carbs, and have some good fats. Easy? Hell no! You WILL cheat, you WILL eat bad sometimes, so don’t try to be perfect; just try to be good MOST of the time.
-make bodyweight work your best friend. Gyms aren’t always accessible, nor are they very affordable unless you have decent disposable income. Tailor the bodyweight stuff for hypertrophy, play with tut’s, etc… . Push ups may sound easy but when you do 3.5 minutes down and 1.5 up, it gets damn hard, and will definitely help with musculature. One of the best resources you can get for bodyweight work is ‘the comprehensive bodyweight list’ on the Crossfit site. TONS of great workouts for GPP and functional strength (not sure what the majority here think of Crossfit but, oh well, it has good properties also even if they have really stupid shirts).
I hope this helps. There is probably more stuff but as for some reason I can’t think of it right now. If I do I will post. What kind of music do you guys play? Enjoy the tour, definitely have the time of your life, but don’t overindulge. There will be LOTS of temptation, but by practicing some good self control it will only help.
Good luck and have yourself a blast![/quote]
Will you have a tour bus? Do other band members lift?[/quote]
thanks gnesr – it’s gonna be tough with bodyweight exercises but i guess it’s the only option I have! And we play metal btw
- we don’t have a tour bus, just a van and a trailer for all our gear + none of the other guys lift :
Probably have to get a membership at one of the nationwide chains, 24 hour or planet or something would be my guess.
Avoiding groupies, fast food, cocaine, heroin and alcohol will be the hard part