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Old 01-07-2006, 07:47 PM   #8
Kalen Meine
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I'll have to back Jim up on this one. Think about the best, most blistering, or most interesting WODS you can remember- a few were long- but not that long. Part of the magic is varying the complexity of the exercises, the cycling of reps, rounds, weights, and number of different movements to never drive one exercise to the point of uselessness, and allow one exercise to recover while the body as a whole is still under stress- thus the wonder of intervals and circuits. As one otherwise obnoxious critic pointed out on the front page one day, anyone can create a senselessly painful and crushing WOD by simply adding reps, pounds, and rounds ad nauseum and let the clock run out. He was missing the point that while the workouts may feel that way at the moment, across the board they aren't. Three hours of burpees better fits his complaint.

(Message edited by nyx on January 07, 2006)
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