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Old 08-12-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
Bryan Edge
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I have to do most of my workouts at a conventional 24 hour fitness.

I've no problems with the club, but some of these "for time" workouts can be tough. For example, running upstairs to do an overhead squat for 15 reps, then downstairs to jump on a treadmill for a 400m run. This in itself isn't always tough, unless someone jumps in on my squat rack area while I'm downstairs running my a$$ off.

Should I just run another 400m and then try to reclaim my squat rack? Or Grab another weight? (The latter is usually possible, but will greatly add to my time while I locate a new weight/place to lift...)

Just thought I'd see how others may deal with this. It isn't always an issue.. but it does come up. Next year I'm hoping to have a new house with a home gym/dojo... but that's a ways off (and even next year is optimistic...)

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Old 08-12-2005, 04:18 PM   #2
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Be considerate to your fellow gym members, don't hog a squat rack with a 95lb barbell...put it on the floor and snatch it up. When you go down stairs drape a towel over it and hopefully everyone will figure out you will be back.
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:58 PM   #3
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I am more curious about what might folks do as a "spot" substitute if the need arises, or whether it's better to just (in this example) do another 400m and then try going back to the rack. Any ideas?

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Old 08-13-2005, 08:03 AM   #4
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Grab two 45 or 50 lb dumbells, or a preloaded 80-110lb barbell. 24hr fitness should have something... Or if you are really strong in your upper body a 80-95lb single dumbell.

IMO Crossfit is all about making do with what you have, if you were outside the gym you could use a sandbag or big rock
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