Friday, 16 July 2010

The Crucible, Cedar Rapids, IA

I recently joined a Facebook Group for The Cruicible

They also have a blog which is HERE. The following text and pictures are taken from the blog.

The Crucible is not a fixed place. It is a philosophy. Some of our crucible is built in our basement, some is in the backyard and we find it on the streets and on the steps up the hill to the high school near our home. It is here we find the equipment we have chosen to use in our workouts.

Our drag sleds. One is an old toboggan, the other built from 4 x 4's and 2 x 10's left from new stairs and The harness Clar made using a load binder strap

Bags O' Sand. 25 pounds and 50 pounds. The bar shows one option for using them as presses or row tools. You can squat them, carry them, lift them or weight down the drag sled...use your imagination!

"It is a common misconception that one needs to belong to a fitness club or recreation center in order to reach their fitness goals. "

"This is our dip stand. It is built out of an old futon frame I salvaged out of a dumpster behind a local elementary school. It was one of the first pieces we made."

"The gym is a metaphor for what "life" used to be and can be found if one knows how seek "the gym". Unfortunately the modern "fitness club" represents what sadly passes for "life" in much of today's society..."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing our project. Should you ever find yourself in Iowa we would be glad to host you and your family.

    Your Hobo cousins in Iowa,

    CJ and Clar