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Old 04-29-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
Tish Traster
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Named Workouts Back to Back?

I'm seeing some affiliates running named workouts back to back. Is this common? Doesn't this defeat the basic principle of CrossFit, short, quick intense workouts?


For example this affiliate is running THREE named workouts back to back:

Thoughts please.


workout:
in teams of 3-4
"Murph"
1 mile run
100 pullups
200 pushups
300 squats
1 mile run
post time

workout:
"Nancy"
400m run
15x ohs @ 95#
rest 3 min
then:
"Jackie"
1000m row
50 thrusters @ 45#
rest 3 min
50m tire flip
50m sprint
perform all 3 with a vest @ 20% bw. post times for all three
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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Re: Named Workouts Back to Back?

I notice some affiliates who regularly do very long WODs and wonder the same thing.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:46 PM   #3
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Re: Named Workouts Back to Back?

I would say that those affiliates don't understand CrossFit. They don't get understand that the results come from the intensity, and that doing more than 1 WOD automatically reduces the intensity of all the WODs.

They won't last long.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:11 PM   #4
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Re: Named Workouts Back to Back?

help me out here, but i remember reading one of Glassman's journal articles that mentioned a loss of fitness benefit for activities lasting longer than 45 minutes. i don't know what the purpose of running murph, nicole and jackie in the same workout is, but it seems a much better strategy to optimize fitness (power) by running them separately
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:55 PM   #5
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Re: Named Workouts Back to Back?

Wouldn't doing these be similar to doing Any*******CanComeUpWithThisType WOD's where it's everything you can possibly think of for 30-45m?

I think there is some validity of doing 2 WOD's or mixing them for high level CF'ers to push themselves but staying within a 10-20m domain instead of into the Hero WOD Domain.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:21 PM   #6
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Re: Named Workouts Back to Back?

The affiliate I train at sometimes combines two lifting WODs, or maybe lifting plus a metcon, CFSB style. But three metcons stacked on top of each other? Sounds counterproductive to me.

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Old 04-29-2009, 10:30 PM   #7
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Re: Named Workouts Back to Back?

hmmm, teamworks sure sound fun. but that's not all what's important...
that's really hard to judge. three consecutive workouts... but then again, in a team of 3-4 people, so maybe you will get the right dose?

how about some combatitive things with two reduced WOD's... like...

- person one does first round of linda
- person two does AMRAP of CINDY

then switch, etc...

you only do the 9-6-3 (for example) if LINDA
the person with the most rounds of CINDY wins

any thoughts?
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:53 AM   #8
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Re: Named Workouts Back to Back?

There is a recent thread about mtnathlete.com that sort of touches on this. I don't do full-on named workouts back to back, but I'll occasionally do a WOD and then add a triplet or couplet after and do it at a slower steady "grind it out" pace.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:42 AM   #9
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Re: Named Workouts Back to Back?

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There is a recent thread about mtnathlete.com that sort of touches on this. I don't do full-on named workouts back to back, but I'll occasionally do a WOD and then add a triplet or couplet after and do it at a slower steady "grind it out" pace.
Why do you do this?
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:45 AM   #10
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Re: Named Workouts Back to Back?

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Why do you do this?
Well looking at his picture that might suggest he climbs. A 12:39 sec wod 6 days a week isnt going to totally prepare a person for an 8 hour trek.
I will occasionally throw these longer efforts in as well. I am a fireman and not all calls are under 20-30 minutes. You may spend a hard fast 20 minutes up front then another hour or 2 on salvage/overhaul,mopping up and loading/cleaning equipment. Then turn around 5 minutes later for another run.

My clients also like the occasional 45 minute session.
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