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Michael Halbfish 08-04-2003 03:39 PM


I follow the WOD a few days behind. On the 7/29/03 for the wall ball portion are we supposed to do a deep squat with every throw, or should we be doing this more like a pushpress? Coach this seems like a great drill for developing better hip extension.
Coach, my conditioning has improved since I've been doing Crossfit, yetit seems to me that over the 2 years or so that I've been following WOD the workouts have been getting tougher. Is this a correct perception? Is this because your elite Crossfiters keep raising the bar

Coach 08-04-2003 04:47 PM

Each wall-ball shot begins from a deep squat.

Good question Mike. Here is what I posted on the WOD 030727 comments:


Your question is, I think, an excellent one. In a word, “yes”, the workouts are getting harder.

Our charter was to offer the public the same efficacious super challenging workouts that we were using in our local program. Feedback from these workouts has been fascinating, revealing, and non-stop for nearly two and a half years now.

The volume and variety of athletes offering us feedback is probably unique to our Internet approach. We receive more feedback on our programming every week than a university strength and conditioning coach might receive in a year, if lucky.

What this experience has done for us – what you have done for us – is allowed us to continuously improve on our offering. Our current regimen is more efficacious, simpler, and bolder, yet born from the fruits of your efforts and inputs. When you tell us how f@#$ing hard a particular WOD is we learn something. When you laugh at a WOD (not often) and finish in five minutes and repeat it and then go on to supplemental work, we learn from that too.

(Currently, we all feel that our best programming occurs when the assignment looks easy on paper but packs a completely unexpected whallop. Making hard workouts is easy. Making crippling workouts that look easy is an art.)

It might intuit well that improvements in our WOD’s efficacy might translate to more arduous workouts.


Mike Minium 08-04-2003 06:01 PM


If "making crippling workouts that look easy is an art", then surely you've achieved a level of skill that Picasso could only have dreamed of.

Mike (another Mike)

Michael Halbfish 08-05-2003 01:58 PM


What type of feedback is most helpful to you so that WOD can continue to improve? (I already think it is awesome.)

Phil Canto 09-16-2003 10:12 AM

T.J Cooper doing this week's Wall Ball @ CrossFit East...


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