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Old 09-26-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
Bill Russell
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10 foot ceiling height?

Paul and I found a great location to open CrossFit Cleveland. The only thing I'm concerned about is the ceiling height is only 10 feet.

We'll have 1800 sq feet of floor space in a stand-alone building in a heavy traffic area, 60 feet of pullup bars, easy highway access and plenty of parking in a central location in our community. BTW-we can do outdoor workouts in the parking lot while hundreds of cars drive by.

Does anyone think the 10 foot ceiling height will be a negative for us?
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:12 AM   #2
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Re: 10 foot ceiling height?

Bill/Paul;

Good job on possible new building. On the height, can a 6"+ person press without touching the ceiling?
We can always mount a climbing rope outside on the few times that it's called for in WOD.
Be interested to hear other comments.

You guys have a great day, hope to see ya soon. O-lifting in Pittsburgh this Saturday.

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Old 09-27-2007, 05:13 AM   #3
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Re: 10 foot ceiling height?

I'd think 10' is more than high enough for just about anything. Unless LeBron wants to stop by for a workout and do 52" box jumps, then he might hit his head on the ceiling on the way down.

If you're wondering for rope climb or rings, there's GOT to be a way you can open up a small part of the ceiling in some part of the building to allow an extra couple feet. Ask the owner if this is permissible (as long as you promise to return it to original after the lease is over), and have a building guy take a look at it.

P.S. where is it going to be? I grew up in Euclid (*sigh*... my poor hometown...) and my parents are in Westlake now, so if you're anywhere near the west side, I'd stop by when I'm in town for workouts.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:13 PM   #4
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Re: 10 foot ceiling height?

It's certainly not a positive but if there enough other good things, it's probably worth it. It all depends on what else is available in your area.

Rope climbs are a problem as is a bacchar ladder. Muscle-ups could be depending on the person, but I kind of doubt it. Make the ceiling the target for Wall-ball. Hmmm. Can't think of anything else. That's not a very big list.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:37 PM   #5
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Re: 10 foot ceiling height?

Place sounds great!

We work within the confines of 9-10 foot ceilings and the only thing we haven't been able to do is get our 6'4 monster to do muscleups off the main beam - and that's ONLY because the main beam hangs to about 8.5 feet. We have to construct a special section in an area where there's a full 10' for him so he has enough clearance to hang and enough to get full lockout at top. So I think you'll be fine.

For rope climbs, just start in the seated position.
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:23 PM   #6
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Re: 10 foot ceiling height?

John, I use my ceiling as my target and it sucks! lol
On the occasions when I really whip it up, it whips right back at me.
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:49 PM   #7
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Re: 10 foot ceiling height?

there's enough room for the bumpers during overhead lifts with a 9-10' ceiling? I wouldn't have thought so...
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:11 PM   #8
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Re: 10 foot ceiling height?

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John, I use my ceiling as my target and it sucks! lol
On the occasions when I really whip it up, it whips right back at me.
I hear that!!
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John, I use my ceiling as my target and it sucks! lol
On the occasions when I really whip it up, it whips right back at me.
That'll learn you gents to work on your accuracy.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:03 PM   #10
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Re: 10 foot ceiling height?

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John, I use my ceiling as my target and it sucks! lol
On the occasions when I really whip it up, it whips right back at me.
I've got the same thing going on, the roof in my garage (maybe a 20-degree angle?) is my target.
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