February 21, 2011
Creative CrossFitters create new workouts every day. Mike Warkentin begins the search for signature workouts from around the world.
“I could totally do a pull-up on that branch.”
Greg Glassman changed the way CrossFitters view the world. Tree branches became pull-up bars, picnic tables turned into plyo boxes and swing sets seemed like great places to hang a set of rings. And that rock over there? You should probably overhead squat it.
Indeed, all the world is a CrossFit gym with the right pair of eyes and a little creativity.
This article is the first in a series where we’ll publish some of the best workouts from locales around the world, giving residents and travelers a chance to test their fitness outside the box. On Feb. 23, we travel to St. Augustine, Fla., for a workout in a 17th-century fort.
If you have a set of landmarks, natural features or outdoor “equipment” suited for a great WOD, please view the submission guidelines on the last page of this article—then send us your workout!