Yesterday I mentioned that some of my friends and family in Beaumont had expressed interest in the gym and said they would love to try it out whenever I open the gym. The bad news is that won’t happen for a while. The good news is that you can start now! You can do these workouts in your house, in your backyard, at a park, at your current gym, and I’ve even done some workouts in my hotel room (I got a noise complaint from jumping rope but once I cut that out of the routine I didn’t have any problems.)
Chances are you don’t have all the equipment to follow the WODs prescribed on www.crossfit.com but you can easily find other sources to create a workout with minimal to zero equipment. I’m programming workouts for my dad and sister to do in their backyards and their only equipment is a set of 5 or 10lb dumbbells. You can do sprints, jumps, pushups, pull-ups, burpees, squats, thrusters, cleans, presses, box jumps, lunges, sit-ups, and handstands, with just a set of dumbbells and a pull up bar. Get a set of gymnastics rings a sling them over a tree limb and your number of exercises doubles.
Crossfit started by people working out at their home. The first affiliates were people working out in garages that were 500SF in size. They weren’t in 24 Hour Fitness or Gold’s Gym which are filled with machines that do the work for you and only work one muscle at a time. They worked out with equipment that gives a full body workout and do so in an efficient manner. By efficient I mean that you’re done with your workout in less than half the time that you would workout in a globo gym; all while getting superior results.
So what are you waiting for? Go out and try it. If you need an idea for workouts email me (look on the about page), leave a comment, or search online and you will find numerous sources for Crossfit workouts that require little to no equipment. Start now and by the time CFB opens you will be one of the bad asses at the gym. Isn’t that reason enough?