On Wednesday morning, directly following the 9am training session, someone asked what would be tomorrow’s WOD. Of course, in theory, I always know that the workout will be… but it rarely is something that I am thinking about… so often I can’t remember off the top of my head. And it is not that the upcoming WODs are “secret” or anything like that. I simply feel like it is best to keep focus on TODAY’s training session to prevent any holding back or cherry picking with respect to what will come up in the future. In general it doesn’t matter what is coming tomorrow… until today’s workout is finished.
Occasionally (3 times in CrossFit Malibu history to be exact)- we have posted the entire week’s WODs in advance on the blog and on the chalkboards. These occasions were experimental. Good to change things up about once every 2.17 years or so! The result was that athletes were able to decide which WODs they wanted to do. Which days to choose rest or other outside activity or training. Many CFM athletes NEVER look at the blog beforehand as it would decrease their attendance in the gym. They’d rather just come in and do what is written on the chalkboard. Pre-posting the week is beneficial for some- as it helps to plan their week. It also leads to others deciding not to come when it is a WOD they don’t like are or are not very good at (often the same things!). In a few weeks we will run this experiment again… are you looking forward to it?
So to all those who heard me state what Thursday’s WOD is… I was wrong. I didn’t recall correctly, I honestly didn’t try to trick you. Today’s WOD is much more difficult that Friday’s WOD (which will be 3/4 Helen). I mean, 16 minutes of burpees and hang cleans: OUCH! But you asked me. I told you what I “Knew”… I just happened to be wrong! 🙂
Thursday’s WOD at 6, 7, 9am and again at 4 and 6pm
5pm Open Training Hour
As many rounds as possible in 16 minutes of:
500m row, and then;
8 hang power cleans (50/30kg)
8 burpees with lateral jump over barbell
Post 500m time and number of rounds and remaining reps to chalkboard/journals