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Old 04-10-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
Brandon Michael Enos
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Anyone know if there is any reason to the madness of the WODs? Im not feeling the 5k and Im thinking of replacing it with Tabata Fight Gone Bad. But I dont know if I wanna do that because I have no idea what will be coming at me on Thursday.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:08 AM   #2
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I'd guess ---yes. I haven't had the honor of meeting Coach Glassman to ask him, but as he said in April's journal "We’ve come to see increased work capacity as the holy grail of performance improvement.....We’d not trade improvements in any other fitness metric for a decrease in work capacity." To me this means that the crossfit WOD as prescribed and in the order prescribed is designed to maximize work capacity optimally as based on his experience, but not strength or speed. You'll get faster and stronger but not at the same rate as someone who is focused solely on one or the other.

You could also be a cycle behind on the WOD to avoid unpleasant surprises.
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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yes there is a method to the madness; its "constantly varied compound movements performed at high intesity".

now the question is, to sub a 5k with TFGB? go for it, at the end of TFGB you'll wish you'd gone out for that run.

i know i dont "like" running so im always looking to sub the runs for something else, running is my weakness. last time i did one i realized that im not getting better at running by subbing. so now i force myself to go out on those runs.
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:13 PM   #4
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Well its not so much a dislike of running for me as much as it is the fact that I'm still losing weight and I dont want to be putting that stress of the weight on my knees for 5k. I love the running when its sprint type work, but I dont think it would be good for my kness if I ran 5k.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:05 PM   #5
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Brandon,

There definitely is a rhyme, but injury prevention or healing always comes before the prescribed WOD.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:56 AM   #6
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Can always sub power walking, if knees are a problem, or even cycle or a swim. But running is generally best.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:51 PM   #7
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Many sub a 5k row for a 5k run
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