Staying in Shape

The importance of staying in shape while youíre playing in a tournament cannot be over emphasized.  Lack of focus, lethargy, sore back, forgetting to over-tip the waitress (yes, Iím going to beat that joke to death) are all major distractions to your poker game.  Poker tournaments are long and grueling.  If you are to do your best you need to stay in shape while you are on the road. Exercise is the answer, but itís difficult to find the time, after all you just flew into town, checked into your hotel room, and registered for your tournament.  What can you do?

Boy, do I have an answer for you:  I teamed up with a physical fitness trainer with over 20 years experience in the fitness industry and together we came up with a series of simple exercises that can be done in your hotel room in just 10 minutes!  We show you how to use things that can be found in your hotel room like your luggage, the phone book, the iron, to do fast, easy and effective exercises.  The exercises are broken down into three categories to be done over three days.  They are:  Upper Body Exercises, Lower Body Exercises, and Stretching & Breathing Exercises.  The exercises are done in such a way as to quickly give you the workout that you need: Cardio, Resistance, Stretching and Breathing.   Courtney Friel, the drop-dead gorgeous host of The World Poker Tour (season four), illustrates all the exercises in detailed color photographs.


This article was taken from a book designed to keep poker players in shape while they are on the road.  This easy 10 minute hotel room workout has helped some world-class poker players stay in shape.  Dr. Hope, for one.  Anny Duke told  Dr. Hope that Eric Seidel uses this workout whenever he is on the road.  T.J. Cloutier told Dr. Hope, "There's some good stuff in that book."

The name of the book is: Pumping Iron: A Traveling Poker Playerís 10 Minute Hotel Room Workout.  Here are some pictures from it:



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So until next time, remember the number one thing in poker is to have fun and enjoy it. It’s not whether you win or lose that counts; it’s whether I win or lose.


Dr. Hope, J.A.P.D
(Just A Pretend Doctor)

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