We’ve been happy to visit so many good gyms along our route, allowing us to keep up with our Heavy Stuff initiatives. We’ve trained at Guerrilla CrossFit, Jeannie’s Beach CrossFit, CrossFit Daytona, CrossFit Central, CrossFit Austin, CrossFit West Houston, and EmerFit so far, not to mention the amazing Olympic lifting facility “Carl and Sandra’s Gym” in Santa Fe, NM, and a host of Gold’s, Bally’s, 24 Hour Fitness and other non-box gyms that allow us full access to the barbells and plates we need to stay fit. Between gyms, however, we’ve been making do with impromptu side-of-the-road met-cons. We’re traveling with two KBs (a 16K and 24K), a set of parallettes, a set of rings, and a pair of jump ropes – more than enough equipment to kick our own butts, regardless of location.
On our way out of Texas, we stopped at a road-side picnic area just west of Fort Stockton, ready to get our sweat on. With only a few truckers to keep us company, we set up our rings, mapped a sprint course and set our KBs up for action. We got a few honks from the truckers and more than a few quizzical stares from passers-by, but we managed to pull off a fantastic met-con in the most beautiful location the side of the road in West Texas has to offer.
“Texas Truck Stop”
Pick your poison – perform either KB DARC (alternating) swings with a 24K/16K, or ring dips. The burpees and sprinting are non-negotiable. Sorry.
- Sprint to the end of the line of trucks (about 150M)
- 21 burpees
- Sprint back to the KB
- 21 KB DARC swings, 16K (Melissa) – 21 ring dips (Dallas)
- 15 burpees
- 15 KB DARC swings/ring dips
- 9 burpees
- 9 KB DARC swings/ring dips
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