I’ve been asked this a bunch from our gym members that travel and drop in to other boxes. Why is it some CrossFit Gyms post their workouts while others don’t? I’ve talked to some gyms that don’t post their workouts and their reasoning is they don’t want their members cherry picking WODs. Cherry picking in CrossFit is selecting whether or not you will come based on the workout that we list on the blog for the following day.
I can understand their reasoning, even if I don’t agree with it or practice it. I like giving each of you the option to know what’s coming the next day. If you don’t want to know the WOD then you don’t have to look at the blog ahead of time(you should read it afterwards to see all our wonderful content). The reason I post the WOD in the blog is I want you thinking about the workouts. I want you to get excited for the WOD, talk about it with others and form strategies on how you’ll attack the WOD the following day. I’ve personally changed my plans on a day I wasn’t supposed to come into the gym, because there was a WOD programmed that I really wanted to do. CrossFit is the sport of fitness, so enjoy it and treat the WOD as a new fitness game you get to play each and every day.
Here are my thoughts on if members cherry pick WOD's......You’re all adults, if you choose to cherry pick WOD’s, just understand and accept what you’re doing to your general physical preparedness. The result is always the same, stagnant progress in your evolution in fitness. Cherry picking is exactly where you will find plateau’s in your journey!
Common Cherry Picking Thoughts:
“That looks hard, I’m not going!”
“I’ve never done that, I’ll skip today!”
“Are you kidding me! I can’t do that!”
“Weightlifting? I don’t want to get big!”
“I don’t like running, I’m not going”
I challenge all of you, to not cherry pick workouts you deem unready for, uncomfortable with or know you just won’t enjoy. It is in these workouts where you truly gain the most to include mental strength! I challenge you to attack an area you do not enjoy or an area where you are weaker and attack it with positive energy, believe in yourself and a powerful will to overcome that battle, I promise the results are well worth it.
1 Mile Run (run the 800 twice)
40 Wall Balls (20/14)
40 Sit Ups
30 Wall Balls
30 Sit Ups
20 Wall Balls
20 Sit Ups
10 Wall Balls
10 Sit Ups
*30 Minute Time Cap
Heartbreaking. It's always a great story when someone wins the gold medal at the Olympics with one step to go or the last second. Here is Lutalo Muhammad that was winning the fight with the fight stopped with 1 second to go before he was named Olympic Champion. His opponent kicked him in the face at the very last second of the fight to where Lutalo lost. These are the raw emotions that come on the other side.