CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Starting
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Starting For newcomers to the CrossFit methodology

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2008, 11:02 PM   #11
Terry Brazeal
Member Terry Brazeal is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Weatherford  TX
Posts: 5
Re: Shift work and working out

Stephen that is basically what I have tried to do, I have been keeping a log of everything even if it is just dropping down and doing a set of pushups.

It is really making a difference, the trick is becoming a crossfitter and I am determined. I string exercises together on my lunch break and do them for time. A couple I have repeated already and dropped good amounts of time.

Thank you for the reply, and I noticed you're close to my age, how long have you been using crossfit?

Sorry Aaron, I kind of hijacked your thread but it applied so much to my situation and I thought it would be a good way to introduce myself. I hope the answers here have been helpful to you also.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2008, 03:33 AM   #12
Stephen Smith
Member Stephen Smith is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Murrieta  CA
Posts: 1,230
Re: Shift work and working out

I started doing CrossFit on 4/25, and I've been pretty consistent with it since I started. Just coming off a few weeks mostly off because of a dislocated elbow, and that's the longest break I've taken so far.

My log is http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=30975 if you don't mind being bored. We just started our current outage a little over a week ago, and I've got a couple of at-work workouts posted since then. I also do some little things I don't document, like a quick 10 burpees to wake up when I'm crashing at 3 a.m., or 10 quick pull-ups when I walk through the turbine building to grease the groove a little.

I gotta say, after doing this for 6 months (it's officially my 6 month anniversary today, wohoo!), I'm well on my way to being in the best shape of my life at 43, and I'm still making consistent gains.

Ok, back to work.
__________________
m.48.5'7".185# Current lifts: Bench 245#, Squat 335#, Deadlift 405#, Press 170#
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...824#post945824
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2008, 09:13 AM   #13
Gary Ohm
Member Gary Ohm is offline
 
Gary Ohm's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Paso Robles  Ca
Posts: 212
Re: Shift work and working out

Stephen, where do you work? Your schedule sounds like what I get hit with during my outages. Otherwise I work a rotating shift of days and nights and some weekends. We have a fitness facility at work that we are allowed to use when the workload allows. Somehow that never happens.
What I have had to do is resigne myself to doing whatever I can when I can. Pullups from a seismic support or burpees under a feedwater heater to get the sweat going.
I simply cannot do a strict WOD schedule and I simply cannot do a strict 3/1 or 5/2. I take what I can get when I can get it. I am still in pretty darnted good shape though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2008, 01:52 PM   #14
Stephen Smith
Member Stephen Smith is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Murrieta  CA
Posts: 1,230
Re: Shift work and working out

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary Ohm View Post
Stephen, where do you work? Your schedule sounds like what I get hit with during my outages. Otherwise I work a rotating shift of days and nights and some weekends. We have a fitness facility at work that we are allowed to use when the workload allows. Somehow that never happens.
What I have had to do is resigne myself to doing whatever I can when I can. Pullups from a seismic support or burpees under a feedwater heater to get the sweat going.
I simply cannot do a strict WOD schedule and I simply cannot do a strict 3/1 or 5/2. I take what I can get when I can get it. I am still in pretty darnted good shape though.
I work at San Onofre power plant down the coast from you. Do work at Diablo Canyon? Count yourself lucky, though, at least you have a fitness facility... We just opened one, but it's on the training/warehouse side of the plant, which is effectively inaccessible if you actually work in the plant.

So, rotating shift, I'm guessing you're an operator, right? Shiftwork is the reason I chose to go into maintenance! I had enough screwed up rotations in the Navy, so now that I have the choice I'll stick with a steady schedule. I usually work normal day shifts, but I'm on nights for the outage by choice... So much less stressful!
__________________
m.48.5'7".185# Current lifts: Bench 245#, Squat 335#, Deadlift 405#, Press 170#
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...824#post945824
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2008, 02:33 PM   #15
Gary Ohm
Member Gary Ohm is offline
 
Gary Ohm's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Paso Robles  Ca
Posts: 212
Re: Shift work and working out

Yep, Diablo Canyon and I am indeed an operator. We have a number of new operators who transferred up here from San O'. I would love to go to the maintenance side but I cannot afford to enter in to the apprentice program at this point as a helper.
I've worked nights for outages in the past but I think I am going to try days on the next one. It is way less stress on nights, but my body just gets too cornfused on my days off.

By the way, were you on a boat or a target?

PS I wasn't navy, but after working around all these squids for so many years I can just about tell a sea story myself....
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2008, 07:14 PM   #16
Pete Nadeau
Member Pete Nadeau is offline
 
Pete Nadeau's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: El Paso  TX
Posts: 425
Re: Shift work and working out

I know the feeling, I am a shift worker also; every four weeks we change from days to graves then swings. Days and graves are OK because I can do the WOD after shift, but on swings I do the WOD before work and that can make for a long shift.
__________________
Honor Et Fidelite
Ętre pręt
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shift Work Anyone!?!? Brad Normand Community 5 03-07-2008 10:44 PM
CF WORKOUTS AFTER WORKING NIGHT SHIFT! Albert Carr Fitness 4 07-23-2007 01:56 AM
IF Timing for Shift Work Chris Wood Nutrition 2 06-06-2006 06:04 PM
Lateral Pelvic Shift Brad Williams Injuries 1 01-11-2006 02:09 PM
Finished metabolic shift Roy Nutrition 3 12-15-2003 09:32 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.