On the Road: Beach WOD in Rio 12/2/10

Posted: December 2, 2010 in Uncategorized
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I couldn’t think of a name to give this post, so I think since I try to always get in some CrossFit training when I “leave town”, I’m going to start this series called: “On The Road”

Most of you know I am spending two weeks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, visiting my family. While I was walking along Ipanema Beach last night, I stopped by the rock at the end called Arpoador. While sitting down and watching the surfers who are always out there, I looked to my left and noticed something for the first time ever…

There was a gym just off the beach, complete with pull-up bars, parallel bars, benches, etc. Here’s the kicker, though… the weights that they had there were barbells with ROCKS as the weights!! I can’t even put it into words how awesome it was, so I told myself I would go back the next day, camera in hand (of course!), and get in a workout to capture this place.

Gym Rules: Translated into English. Amazing.

It’s 100% free, and people are working out there all the time. Check out the pictures!

The Outdoor Rock Gym at the Arpoador in Rio de Janeiro!

This gym may or may not have been started by Fred Flintsone

CrossFitters: We like lifting heavy things

The workout I did was:
3 Rounds for time of-
3 Squat Cleans (80kg or 176lb bar) / 6 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups / 9 Burpees / 12 Double-Unders

This was the first workout I did in 9 days after “vacation eating” for the last week and a half! I should have been staying more paleo down here 🙂

This was the coolest outdoor workout I've ever done!

  1. Tom says:

    That place is epic! Pull-Ups and Rock cleans, nice!

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