Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Workout Music

Damn-it....I almost did it again. What did my previous post talk about? Sitting here with a blank page in front of me I almost forgot what I wanted to say.

So during my travels for work I need to find some way to workout. A majority of hotels have "fitness centers" that have much to be desired. Last week I worked out in a room with two crappy treadmills and a cable machine. It was very hot but I got the workout done anyways.

This week the treadmills are better but there is no method of performing weight training. So I checked the Crossfit Cleveland WOD list and pick, modify and perform a workout.

I warmed up with some lunge stretches jumping jacks and leg swings.

The workout I created was a modification from Mondays Dirty Dozen.

12 pushups
12 squats
12 pulls on the rower, max effort

12 rounds, for time

Since I don't have a rowing machine in my hotel room I opted for dips on the side of a chair.

My workout was

12 pushups
12 squats
12 dips

12 rounds, for time

Cool.....looks like a good workout. Only problem was I wasn't getting into it. I opened up my laptop to play some music. I selected the Blue Man Group. It's good stuff. Only problem was thta the music wasn't very motivating. After 4 rounds I couldn't take it anymore.

I changed it out to some Prodigy instead and everything started to click. I completed my 12 rounds just seconds above 20 minutes. Very happy with the workout.

Workout Music experiment completed.

Game On.

2 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

One of the great things about crossfit, alot of the time, you dont even need any equipment.

John said...

Try this site when travelling:

http://www.gymticket.com/

You can get a one-day pass to decent gyms/clubs while you are on the road with only a little advance planning!