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Old 03-27-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
Jaime Steele
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Training Outddors In Bad Weather

Anyone got any experience of it?

I live in Ireland and the weather is wet and grey despite what you may see on postcards.

I'm interested in hearing from non California guys on your outdoor training with heavy loads in wet and miserable conditions.

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Old 03-27-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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Re: Training Outddors In Bad Weather

We were outdoors our first winter, and let me just say mental toughness counts for a lot. We did WODs in sub freezing temps and at least one while it was actually snowing. It can be done, and to an extent should be done (IMHO) but if it doesn't have to be done...screw it. Go inside.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:18 AM   #3
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Re: Training Outddors In Bad Weather

I would say warm-up really well, maybe more then usual (helps out mentally oh so much) and wear layers and gloves.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:17 AM   #4
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Re: Training Outddors In Bad Weather

Just started doing workouts outside a couple of months ago in NYC. I think the warmup advice is important.

I have had to use gloves on a few occasions as the bar/KB was too cold for bare hands (at least for me). I have a pair of old, old soccer goalie gloves that have some texture in the palm side. They're not perfect, but they work.

Drying the metal off after encountering any precip is the biggest PITA.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:52 AM   #5
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Re: Training Outddors In Bad Weather

Living in sunny Newcastle upon Tyne - todays weather is mostly grey and wet again - I hear you talking. How about HOBO style equipment - stuff that it doesn't matter if gets wet

Tyre drags on field/road, weighted and unweighted.

Sledgehammer/tyre WODs

KB swings (easy to wipe clean)

Sandbag training

Not one for excessive masochism. Have had mild hand frostbite trying to do a death by pull ups outside in snow, had to stop due to pain. Did bear complexes in hail earlier this year, but spent too long drying everything and cooled down too fast and soon becasue of this.

Basically anything except getting the oly bar out of my shed and the plates out of my mini-shed. Only cast iron plates at the moment, can't be arsed to wipe down everything to avoid rust, so adapt my training when not at globo or affiliate. Got rings up in a store cupboard at work, hitting 30 MU for time tonight.

Will be interested to see what other suggestions people throw on this thread.
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