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Old 06-19-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
Kyle Gordon Bryant
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First off I have to no gym or equipment of my own to do the olympic weight lifting techniques often intergrated into WOD sessions. I am also lacking kettle bells, a place to do pull ups, (seriously I looked for an hour inside and out)and for the most part anyting that requires any equipment I have no access to, and cannot afford. Any advice?
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Old 06-19-2005, 04:27 PM   #2
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You can get a pull-up bar that mounts in a doorway. Further, with a few bucks spent, you can do quite a bit. You just need to budget some money for your fitness.

It is hard to give you specific advice without knowing you situation (where you live, how much you can spend, etc.)
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Old 06-19-2005, 06:28 PM   #3
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While it is obviously nice to have all of the toys, you can go pretty darn far with a cheap-0 dumbbell set and a nearby schoolyard or playground. The playground will have the pullup bars via jungle gym. You can do thrusters with the DBs, and replace the Olympic lifts with dumbbell versions of the same. Kettlebell swings get replaced by DB swings. Saw out a set of rings from plywood, hang them from the jungle gym with some rope, and you'll be ahead of the pack!
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Old 06-19-2005, 06:37 PM   #4
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Patrick,
I live in Kentucky in a one horse town. So there is very little here, especially as far as instruction goes (gymnastics, weight lifting, ect.)
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:33 AM   #5
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Instruction is not needed. I live in California out in the boondocks. What is your budget? What is your living situation? Do you live near a park? Do you have a yard? Do you have a garage or an area you can dedicate to your fitness? Any other info is helpful as well.
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:07 AM   #6
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pull ups can be done on trees, or on doors (throw a towel over the top to protect your hands and just drag your legs and body up the door - make sure it is a sturdy one).

an old duffle bag with $5 of sand (or small rocks) can substitute for oly lifts. No instruction, start with a piece of PVC pipe or broom stick and use the internet. "World Class Coaching" has videos that are also top notch. Check the message boards for ording info.

The main thing is to be creative. I have deadlifted my girlfriend with plates on her stomach, done pull ups on apartment balconies, did oly lifts with large stones - the only limit is your imagination.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:38 PM   #7
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Start by investing $5 in the first back issue of the crossfit journal. It will give you the priorities in terms of what equipment is important, what is fun but you can do without, etc. By the way, I like my rings better than my pull up bar cause I can do pull ups and dips on them. I did get a pull up bar later on but did fine with the rings from Tyler for quite a long time. That and a bar with some weights will do you fine for a long time.
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:08 AM   #8
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From Mike Burgener:
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
I think Mike is also a former Marine.
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