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Old 08-22-2008, 11:11 AM   #21
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Re: Most Ridiculous Hotel WOD

Very creative. The one thing that I love about Crossfit is that you don't need any specialized equipment to workout. I go down to my parents cabin for a few weeks in the summer and I have found a good log that works great for overhead squats and I have found some good rocks to clean and press. I get some strange looks from the squirrels that watch me though.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:21 AM   #22
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Very creative. The one thing that I love about Crossfit is that you don't need any specialized equipment to workout.
So true Trevor. Once a week, I workout at a nearby community college track. Off to one side near the fenceline, there is a treasure trove of old wooden logs of various shapes and weights. I'm probably the only person who's looked upon them with a glint in my eye wondering, would anyone care if I took one of those?
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:40 AM   #23
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GREAT stories! I've had some of those, but there was also the time I was in a globo gym doing dumbbell snatches (I had wanted to do swings but thought I might get kicked out for erratic and dangerous behavior). An older man walked by, watched me for a second or two and said, "CrossFit, eh?"

Once while I was staying in a hotel I rigged up a squat target as part of my workout by putting a small garbage can on the bathroom scale (at our gym we usually squat to medicine balls, and for some reason I find I can get lower if I have something to squat to). It ended up being a good teaching tool; when I SAT on the can as opposed to just touching my rear end to it (which I tend to do), the scale beeped!
Slightly off topic...but that story reminded me of when I was a full-time Trainer. To make my clients squat to full depth, I had a low box that I put a doggie vinyl squeak toy on(see below) on. If it didn't squeak, t didn't count.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:51 AM   #24
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Re: Most Ridiculous Hotel WOD

This proves that CF isn't the cause of our craziness, we were all nutty when we got here. Or that we look at the world through our own eyes and evaluate life as we see it, not as others tell us we should.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:25 PM   #25
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This proves that CF isn't the cause of our craziness, we were all nutty when we got here. Or that we look at the world through our own eyes and evaluate life as we see it, not as others tell us we should.
Yeah, in my case, when I went crazy, I didn't have far to go.

Christin, now THAT's what I call personal training!
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:33 PM   #26
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Slightly off topic...but that story reminded me of when I was a full-time Trainer. To make my clients squat to full depth, I had a low box that I put a doggie vinyl squeak toy on(see below) on. If it didn't squeak, t didn't count.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:45 PM   #27
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Slightly off topic...but that story reminded me of when I was a full-time Trainer. To make my clients squat to full depth, I had a low box that I put a doggie vinyl squeak toy on(see below) on. If it didn't squeak, t didn't count.
I need to get off of these boards...
http://i.s.shopwiki.com/i/data/140x1...LmpwZw====.jpg
Wow . That's one way to resolve the issue of questionable ROM at the CF Games. Though every WOD would sound like a stampede of baby chicks.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:23 PM   #28
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Re: Most Ridiculous Hotel WOD

fully inflated spare tire w/steel wheel for kettlebell swings, not as much weight but still hard to swing!
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:40 AM   #29
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Thats good advice, I travel quite a bit and know exactly what you mean.
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:42 PM   #30
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Re: Most Ridiculous Hotel WOD

I was once at a small motel gym that -- amazingly -- had enough equipment for a filthy 50 with only slight modifications. Also working out: a body builder type who looked at me like I was nuts. Of course, it might have had something to do with me doing walking lunges around him -- again and again and again.

These days, the only equipment I travel with is a ******* interval timer for Tabatas. It's easy to knock this out in my room, even on busy days with limited time. I often do my workout before a business dinner. Who doesn't have 16 minutes to spare? So there's no excuse for missing a day.
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