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Old 05-06-2012, 06:11 AM   #1
Lynn Martin
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Job requires regular travel: how to incorporate cross fit?

I'm considering starting cross fit. I'm finding the concept to be very appealing.

One big issue for me is that I travel a lot for my job. It's not unusual for me to be in some random city or town 2-4 days out of the work week. It has been a struggle to maintain what I currently do (a mix of traditional cardio and some weights) Hotel "gyms" are usually pretty inadequate- sometimes are no more than a handful of cardio machines tossed into a room.

I'm struggling a lot with the cost of crossfit, and the travel I do makes this issue even larger, as I wouldn't be able to fully use any gym I join. I live in Manhattan- home garage gym isn't an option.

So does anybody have suggestions for how I might handle incorporating cross fit into a regular travel schedule? Especially since I'd just be starting?
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:43 AM   #2
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Re: Job requires regular travel: how to incorporate cross fit?

Some of the wods require nothing at all really. I'm new to this as well. It found I can do a fair few at home. So a hotel gym should be fine.
Ones I've tried at home
Jeremy
Annie
Fran
Big 3
Linda
Dianne

Some of these require a barbell or a pull up bar. Others nothing at all
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:18 AM   #3
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Re: Job requires regular travel: how to incorporate cross fit?

Me and a group of friends at school started with no equipment and just wrote our own bodyweight metcons each day. You don't need any equipment and can start learning some pretty cool gymnastics skills. Its a great way to get started without equipment.

Anything can be used to workout with, the park, benches for box jumps, walls for handstands, random stairways. Just be creative!

If you want to really get into the true forms of CF, then you'll need to make those changes to do so. Otherwise, above is a great way to get started.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:55 AM   #4
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Re: Job requires regular travel: how to incorporate cross fit?

Google "Travel WODs" start reading.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:51 PM   #5
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I travel for a living as well. For a while, I tried to stick to the programming at our box, subbing when able, but my biggest frustration is being able to maintain some kind of consistency with any lifts/WODs requiring a barbell. So lately, I've been either doing dumbbell WODs, body weight WODs, or skill work (DUs and handstands primarily).

I second what everyone else has already offered and also suggest you get a good jump rope and also Google 'Dumbbell WODs.' There will be a good link from CF Hoboken I think that has about 5-6 different workouts as well as a few CFJ articles. Here's one: http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf...bbell_Bear.pdf (WFS)

Two dumbbell WODs I've really enjoyed are:

DUMBBELL HELL
5 rds for time:

5 DB Deadlift
5 DB Cleans (full squat)
5 DB Squats (DBs at shoulders)
5 DB Push Press

Each movement flows in to the next...

TABATA DUMBBELLS
8 Tabata intervals (20 seconds work/10 seconds rest) each of:

DB Thrusters
DB Situps
DB Snatch (one arm, alternate arms each interval)
DB Clean & Jerk (" " ")

1 minute rest between each movement.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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Re: Job requires regular travel: how to incorporate cross fit?

yep, plenty you can do with no equipment. and you can make good strength gains by only lifting only 2 days a weeks. but the most important thing is do what you can when you can. alot of people that can't do a "perfect program" because of schedules get frustrated and do nothing at all. i have fallen into that trap. don't do it. even working out 2 or 3 days a week and eating right as much as possible will be much better than doing nothing.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:18 AM   #7
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Re: Job requires regular travel: how to incorporate cross fit?

I'm also new to this and so far, I've learned a lot. Thanks for the info!
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:00 AM   #8
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Re: Job requires regular travel: how to incorporate cross fit?

My coaches just posted over a hundred "hotel WODs" on our box's website, check 'em out!

http://crossfitconnexwi.com/hotel-wods/


Also, you can download a TABATA app for your ipod or smartphone which can be a huge help on your own!
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #9
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Re: Job requires regular travel: how to incorporate cross fit?

You can do allot with very little. Invest in some rings and a sandbag and you can do tons of stuff.
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