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Old 12-23-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
Jason Michael Lewis
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Question from a newbie

I have been reading about crossfit and am stoked to get started. My question is that I work on the road 21 days at a time with 7 days off. I have limited to no access to gyms because I work on oil rigs in the middle of nowhere. How can I find out about exercises that I can do in my hotel room that follow crossfit while I am out on the road? Any help would be great!
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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Re: Question from a newbie

Hey there, welcome to the boards!

There are tons of workouts you can do with limited equipment. Just gotta be creative. Pick some exercises, throw together a rep scheme and you're off.
A particularly brutal one that I did the other day at a globo that you can do with just a set of DB's (any weight will be tough) is 100 DB thrusters (or pick whatever # you like), with 4 burpees at the top of every minute.
Aside from that another travel favourite of mine is the deck of cards WOD.
Pick 4 exercises (one for each suit) and flip over 1 card at a time, whatever suit comes up do that many reps. Make the jokers something like 25 burpees, and run 800m or something.
Just play around with it. Do work for time and you're doing crossfit.

It will likely be lots of bodyweight and running WODs, so if you want to ramp things up a bit here and there look into buying a weight vest.

Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:47 PM   #3
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Re: Question from a newbie

Can look into making a set of suspension rings. You can buy them for a bit of cash or just make it yourself pretty easily. They can be hung from almost anywhere and I have even seen some door jamb setups too. Otherwise get creative!
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:39 AM   #4
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Re: Question from a newbie

Search this forum and the Brand X site for "Hotel WODs" or "WODs on the Go" and I am sure you will find more than enough info to keep you busy.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:13 PM   #5
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Re: Question from a newbie

Yep even the body weight workouts are good. I know where your coming from I work for the Royal Australian Navy and we can be out at sea on deployment for upto 6 months, and I just do a lot of body weight WODs when I can, and also stuff with kettlebells or medicine balls
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:04 PM   #6
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Re: Question from a newbie

Go to CrossFit LA's homepage: (wfs)

On the left side of the page there's a pdf link that says "Travelling?: Crossfit workouts on the go". You can print it out & take it w/ you.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:11 AM   #8
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Re: Question from a newbie

There is a bodyweight workout PDF here on the boards. Check that out, it's great.

I also like the deck of cards WOD- You pick your workouts, you know what the total work will have to be, but you never know if you are going to keep flipping over the card for pistols...
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #9
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Re: Question from a newbie

Originally Posted by Allen Tluczek View Post
There is a bodyweight workout PDF here on the boards. Check that out, it's great.
+1 - totally agree. I've been using it for my BW workouts in my extremely limited workout area (I struggle to call it my gym, as it only has a pull up bar and a jumprope).

Also, If you have an iPhone, check out the Offsite WOD app - published by Tallahassee Crossfit. It's great for randomization.
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