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Old 05-02-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
Jake Vasapolli
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Who makes the WOD's here?

So I'm quite new to crossfit and just have 1 general question regarding the WODs.

Exactly who makes them, and are they following a specific routine / pattern or are they simply taking exercises and throwing together? When reviewing them I don't see a pattern at all regarding the exercises, it always just seems to random.

With this answered I will feel much more confident about doing crossfit workouts routinely. Thanks
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:33 PM   #2
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Re: Who makes the WOD's here?

CrossFit is broad and general fitness. To gain this type of fitness we use constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. The constantly varied part is what you are recognizing now. There is no routine to any of the WOD's. We train as many time and modal domains as possible. (Sorry, I am really not trying to sound cliche' here)

The only routine I do is the warm-up and trying to guess the WOD's. Both of which are pretty fun .
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:47 PM   #3
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Re: Who makes the WOD's here?

I have wondered this as well.. I am sure there is some sort of rhyme and reason to the programming. I'd give anything for a look at the planning process.

I'm quick to think that Coach is the brain's behind the main site WOD's but... it does say that Lauren is the one that posts them everyday. A team effort? We'll probably never know....
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:59 PM   #4
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Re: Who makes the WOD's here?

Used to be coach himself. He would cycle it every two to three weeks, and gauge the success or failure of the wod by the comments posted. Then he would tweak it, see how the loads were going. Then change up the cycle to something else and start the process over again.
Now?? not sure who is doing what or the process, as the wod have changed.. I am not going to say they have changed for the better or for the worst. Its changed so have think its part of the evolutionary process of betterment. But sometimes things dont work.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:02 PM   #5
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Re: Who makes the WOD's here?

There are some old crossfit journal articles that outline the whole progression.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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Re: Who makes the WOD's here?

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There are some old crossfit journal articles that outline the whole progression.
This.

It's one of the very first few that talk about the general layout.

Basically there are three basic categories, Strength(weights) Gymnastics(body weight) and Monostructural(running, biking, rowing...)

Using these the general template would be

Day 1-G
Day 2-G+S
Day 3-G+S+M
Day 4-S
Day 5-S+M
Day 6-S+G+M
Day 7-M
Day 8-M+G
Day 9-M+G+S

Here is the article, http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf...F_Template.pdf
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:39 PM   #7
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Re: Who makes the WOD's here?

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This.

It's one of the very first few that talk about the general layout.

Basically there are three basic categories, Strength(weights) Gymnastics(body weight) and Monostructural(running, biking, rowing...)

Using these the general template would be

Day 1-G
Day 2-G+S
Day 3-G+S+M
Day 4-S
Day 5-S+M
Day 6-S+G+M
Day 7-M
Day 8-M+G
Day 9-M+G+S

Here is the article, http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf...F_Template.pdf


Yeah, except it's 7 years old and it's obviously not followed on CrossFit.com.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:45 PM   #8
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Re: Who makes the WOD's here?

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Yeah, except it's 7 years old and it's obviously not followed on CrossFit.com.
This. Yea I've read the programming material and yes, it can be applied to many of the WOD's but... it's still constantly varied; someone (something?) goes much deeper than what those articles have to offer in the main site programming.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:56 PM   #9
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Re: Who makes the WOD's here?

I have a feeling (a rather obvious one I admit) that the mainsite WOD's are undergoing a more experimental phase... by this I mean that although the underlying principles are still there, whoever is programming the wod's is playing around with some rather drastic changes (for better or for worse remains to be seen).
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:15 PM   #10
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Re: Who makes the WOD's here?

CF.Com does not follow that programming structure. It is stated very clearly in the level 1 cert study material. Having said that the lecture went a different way also, which was a shame because I had a gazillion questions I had to throw out the window at that point :P

I too wonder about the structure and programming. I agree constantly varied is good, but how good if one does not concern yourself with the body's natural and unchangeable recuperation / healing process? With this in context it would still be able to make a constantly varied program which would be twice as effective.

But that's just my uneducated opinion

Diego

Forgot to add, CrossFit is an "open source" fitness. Yea, I'm so original :P WODs rise and fall according to popular comments. Variations are made. Thingies are tweaked... If I'm getting too technical please shut me up.
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