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Tom Woodward 08-21-2008 10:45 AM

Most Ridiculous Hotel WOD
 
I was traveling for work last week and staying in one of those cookie cutter Hampton Inn Business Suites. Went down to the "fitness center" to explore and found 2 televisions, a treadmill, a recumbant bike, and some strange bowflex offshoot with bands. I slowly closed the door and returned to my room.

When I got back to my room, I started the crossfit wheels turning in my mind. Before I knew it I had stood the couch in my room on its end and moved a few lamps to make room for handstand pushups, set up the two bedside tables for l sits, and managed to work back lever on the underside of the desk. Then did a met con using the coffee table for overhead squats. I realized that if anyone walked in at that point, they'd fit me for a straight jacket.

I love CrossFit :)

Danielle Benford 08-21-2008 10:46 AM

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[QUOTE=Tom Woodward;381365]I was traveling for work last week and staying in one of those cookie cutter Hampton Inn Business Suites. Went down to the "fitness center" to explore and found 2 televisions, a treadmill, a recumbant bike, and some strange bowflex offshoot with bands. I slowly closed the door and returned to my room.

When I got back to my room, I started the crossfit wheels turning in my mind. Before I knew it I had stood the couch in my room on its end and moved a few lamps to make room for handstand pushups, set up the two bedside tables for l sits, and managed to work back lever on the underside of the desk. Then did a met con using the coffee table for overhead squats. I realized that if anyone walked in at that point, they'd fit me for a straight jacket.

I love CrossFit :)[/QUOTE]

:rofl: I love it!

Way to get creative with your surroundings :)

Matt Bahen 08-21-2008 10:49 AM

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[QUOTE=Tom Woodward;381365]I was traveling for work last week and staying in one of those cookie cutter Hampton Inn Business Suites. Went down to the "fitness center" to explore and found 2 televisions, a treadmill, a recumbant bike, and some strange bowflex offshoot with bands. I slowly closed the door and returned to my room.

When I got back to my room, I started the crossfit wheels turning in my mind. Before I knew it I had stood the couch in my room on its end and moved a few lamps to make room for handstand pushups, set up the two bedside tables for l sits, and managed to work back lever on the underside of the desk. Then did a met con using the coffee table for overhead squats. I realized that if anyone walked in at that point, they'd fit me for a straight jacket.

I love CrossFit :)[/QUOTE]

[B][SIZE="4"]VERY NICE!![/SIZE][/B] :highfive:

I wish I had half that much creativity! I'm gonna borrow some of your ideas the next time I'm traveling for work! :thanx:

George Mounce 08-21-2008 11:36 AM

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:worthless:

Sarena Kopciel 08-21-2008 11:57 AM

Re: Most Ridiculous Hotel WOD
 
[QUOTE=Tom Woodward;381365]I was traveling for work last week and staying in one of those cookie cutter Hampton Inn Business Suites. Went down to the "fitness center" to explore and found 2 televisions, a treadmill, a recumbant bike, and some strange bowflex offshoot with bands. I slowly closed the door and returned to my room.

When I got back to my room, I started the crossfit wheels turning in my mind. Before I knew it I had stood the couch in my room on its end and moved a few lamps to make room for handstand pushups, set up the two bedside tables for l sits, and managed to work back lever on the underside of the desk. Then did a met con using the coffee table for overhead squats. I realized that if anyone walked in at that point, they'd fit me for a straight jacket.

I love CrossFit :)[/QUOTE]

Now thats creative!!

Tom Woodward 08-21-2008 12:10 PM

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[QUOTE=George Mounce;381445]:worthless:[/QUOTE]

A coffee table overhead squat pic would have made a good avatar. I'm just glad they didn't charge me for ceiling damage. :rofl:

Jeff Yan 08-21-2008 12:18 PM

Re: Most Ridiculous Hotel WOD
 
If you're in a tall building, you can always do stair runs and burpees. Just make sure the building isn't [I]too[/I] tall.

Jamie J. Skibicki 08-21-2008 01:00 PM

Re: Most Ridiculous Hotel WOD
 
I'm suprised the hotels at CF certs don't turn into some Rolling Stones meet Jack Lalane work out other worlds that have a vague Escher quality to them. Hanging ropes int he elevator shafts, deadlifting fully loaded luggage carts.

I'm going to a cert in FL, I'll try to get some pics of hotel workouts.

Tom Woodward 08-21-2008 01:18 PM

Re: Most Ridiculous Hotel WOD
 
I tested the shower curtain rod for pullup stability, but the thing wouldn't have held a 2nd grader. Hotel rooms should come standard with a Melissa Byers shower curtain rod.

Also tried pullups on the bathroom door, but the top hinge started complaining.

Tom Woodward 08-21-2008 01:32 PM

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...while I'm confessing, I drank 6 mini milk cartons at the continental breakfast the next morning to supplement my gallon. There was a mixture of disgust and confusion among the others eating.


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