View Single Post
Old 07-17-2003, 06:59 PM   #4
David Wood
Departed David Wood is offline
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,303

If you've read the article, then you know what you've got to do: look at each workout, figure out what elements it contains, and then figure out what sequence to do 'em in. (Obviously, this means working about a week behind, so you can see the upcoming elements.) You might have to go back to an "oldie but goodie" sometimes on some particular day if you're looking for a particular kind of workout.

But honestly, that's a level of completeness that you probably don't need, unless you're a serious competitive athlete. I work out pretty sporadically . . . 3 on, 2 off, 1 on, 2 off, 4 on . . . my job (alas) keeps getting in the way of regular workouts. When I do work out, I usually do any of the WODs that I might have missed, without worrying about whether they have the right number (or kinds) of elements. About the only thing I'll avoid is back-to-back days with heavy concentration on the same body part (i.e., I won't do one day with DB swings and the next with max deadlifts . . . and the WOD would never set them up that way (well . . . never say never)).

At my age, at least, I doubt that lack of perfect sequencing makes more than about 1% difference in my fitness.

Some days, even if I do work out, I may not want to do the specific WOD for that day. . . the Inman mile, for instance, will have to wait a while. So (probably) will today's WOD of 30 minutes of muscle-ups . . . I don't have rings (sorry, Coach, & Tyler), can't do one yet anyway, and just did a pretty full day of chin-ups and dips only a week ago.

So, I'll probably do an old WOD oriented around running . . . 3 x 400m/DL/box jumps is always good for turning legs into rubber.

Is this the perfect sequence of training? Probably not. Will it matter in the long run that it's not perfect? Again, probably not.
  Reply With Quote