Thursday, January 7, 2010

Workout of the Day:

5 x 1 Turkish Getups

21, 15, 9

Air squat

Kipless toe to bar

Handstand Pushup

I have sorted the gym situation finally, and it is a tad complicated. For 40 euros I have obtained a pass that allows me to use the weightroom here at Cite Universitaire on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8. But this privilege does not include the use of barbells with loaded weights (only certain instructors are allowed to oversee such scary and dangerous activities). To lift heavy weights, I must get a medical certification of health and join instructed sessions. These are organized through the University, however, and are free of charge. The short story is that I should be able to lift whatever I want once I get my medical clearance and I learn which times of the day are governed by “professional” coaches. GEEEEZ…

Anyways, I did this workout because it did not require anything involving barbells. It went well. The gym does have a cool, old school stretching wall ladder that forces one to do toes to bar without a swing. MUCH harder. I finished the routine in 11:05. No videos, but I’m heading to a ski resort in Switzerland tomorrow and am planning a few things on the mountain.


  1. Haha, I was just about to tell you about that place. My girlfriend lives in that area and I saw it when I visited. She had to get cleared to be allowed to play badminton :)

    /Björn, CrossFit Uppsala, Sweden

  2. can't wait to see video. have fun skiing. don't break a leg...

  3. WTF ? well its the same around here, you have to get a doctor clearence in order to workout in a gym (globo). also the looks and remarks you get when doing oly lifts realy suck. i saw there is only one box in france, dont know if its in paris. Any way when you'll have the time you are invited to drop by and lift and throw anything you want (the weather in israel is great now).

  4. Hey hey hey... That is just the way we like it in Europe! I just hate it when someone tries to set out of protocol! We have rules and regulations for everything, and without it we would all implode with the confusion of not knowing what to do and where to go to do it..... hmmmmmm!

    Joke aside- Im sorry you have to get a license from someone who probably has no clue what it is you are doing- But I am hapy that the training situation solved itself so fast!

    Enjoy your skiing brother!


  5. crossing my fingers you pass the medical certification.