🏋️ 8 crossfit workouts for at home or traveling
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You don’t need a ton of equipment or access to a gym to take part in CrossFit training. These eight at-home workouts provide you with plenty of options, even on your busiest days.
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Strongwoman Gabi Dixson turned heads at this weekend's World’s Strongest Nation contest with an astonishing performance during the Hercules Hold event. You’ve gotta see this.
Worthy WODs From Home
To be a “real” CrossFitter, it may feel like you need to have a membership at a box, participate in daily WODs (workouts of the day), and have all the latest equipment at your fingertips. Lucky for you, that’s just the perception, not the reality.
CrossFit also involves functional exercises that you can do almost anywhere. And yes, that includes your living room. Even if you can’t get to your box, there are plenty of ways to train without barbells and bumper plates. It just takes some discipline and know-how to figure out the right plan.
Though the discipline is up to you, we’re more than ready to help you figure out the workouts. And we've got eight of them below.
How to Train Around an Injury
Back injuries suck, plain and simple. They derail your progress, deter your motivation, and dampen your enthusiasm for what should be a fulfilling and enjoyable workout routine. But does a bad back herald the end of your heavy leg days? Not if you’re smart about it.
With the right exercises, a sound approach to program design, and a healthy amount of respect for your own limitations, leg training (and leg gains) aren’t off the table, even if you’ve got an injury. From specific precautions you should take to sensible exercise swaps, we’ve got advice on how to blast your legs even with a bum back.
A Herculean Performance
The 2022 World’s Strongest Nation (WSN) contest took place on November 26 and featured Eddie Hall’s return to competitive strongman after five years away. But the real standout performance came courtesy of strongwoman Gabi Dixson from the United States.
During the Hercules Hold event — where competitors attempt to hold the same two pillars in their grip for as long as possible — Dixson lasted a whopping 1:08.61. That was the second-longest time recorded at the WSN for a man or woman, trailing only Mark Felix, who scored the longest time at 1:28.35.
Though the UK team ultimately won the overall contest, Dixson’s Hercules Hold was one of the most memorable moments at the show and an exceptional reminder of the impressive roster of strongwomen competing today.
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