Getting through the Workout of The Day…….hey where’s the Workout Of the Day?
Hmmm……not here either!
A Users Guide To This Website by George Demetriou
It has occurred to me that while most of our athletes/warriors/members “read” this blog not everyone really reads it. Some people don’t have the time because they’re at work….on Facebook or some such other website learning about what their friends had for lunch or what club they were at the night before. They just don’t have the time. I get it.
Others don’t have the time because they’re catching up on things they DVR’d like Mob Wives and Rodeo Girls. I understand. You have your priorities. I don’t want to be the one who is responsible for taking away 5 minutes of your life per day just to learn something useful. As a wise person once said, “Ain’t no one got time for that.”
For the folks who somehow find the time or feel reading this blog is important enough to invest a few minutes allow me to shed some light.
The reason for the blog is two-fold: (1) It is the “store-front window” to our gym when folks are looking for a great place to improve their strength and conditioning, and (2) it let’s our members know what is going on from day to day as well as keeping folks informed on matters of human performance, strength & conditioning, mental strength, nutrition and survival.
The workout of the day can be found here. From now on the WOD will be placed at random places on the page instead of just at the top. We have members that read the WOD then move on. This leads to disaster. Disaster that can easily be avoided. Imagine just reading the WOD and not the other 30 seconds worth of reading, not realizing that the schedule has changed for the holidays then showing up to the gym when it’s closed. Yup, that happened.
Imagine missing a key piece of information that may help you with a workout, with your diet or with your life in general because you didn’t want to peruse the rest of the page.
From now on the WOD will be placed somewhere other than the top. We did this once before and actually received phone calls stating there was content on the blog, but no WOD. “Did you scroll all the way down?” Awkward silence to follow.
Yes. Yes. I know. You still don’t have to read everything to scroll down to the WOD, but I will get great satisfaction knowing you had to at least scroll down to the end. Who knows? I may divide the WOD instruction up placing sections in between other photos and information on the page. You’ll be forced to piece the WOD together like a puzzle. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Photos: Photos are used to showcase our tribe. You are not required to have a specific body-type or a specific look. We look for a cross-sectional representation of folks getting stronger. Period. About 75% of the photos we take get deleted immediately because of poor photography skill.
Articles: When you see a highlighted group of words near the bottom of the page it is usually an article re-posted from another source. Sometimes I will post a quote from the article so you understand what the article is about or in hopes that it will entice you to read it. Seems straightforward, but I recently discovered there were some who thought I was just highlighting my own random thoughts. NO. I search high and low for quality informative, or at least thought-provoking, articles written by people with something helpful to offer.
Comments: There is a comment section anyone can use. You may offer a comment, ask a question, post a link to an article or a video you believe others will find helpful or entertaining, post an awesome recipe or whatever you’d like to say within the boundaries of good taste. Currently about 8 people use the comment section, 4 on a regular basis. We have so many interesting people in the gym from all walks of life. What a waste it is not to hear from you! You are encouraged to share a comment. Add to the discussion. Post something from another source.
CF Whiteboard You can click on CF Whiteboard enter your information then enter your WOD results. You will have your 1-rep max for all lifts you enter as well as your various WOD times right at your finger tips. It’s incredibly easy to use and incredibly convenient to have at your disposal. You can see how you stacked up against the other participants. If you’re thinking, “I really don’t care about tracking my WODs on the website” you are denying the others a chance to compare. If you don’t want to do it for yourself please be considerate and do it for the team.
Excuses: “I don’t have a computer.”
Go to the library. Borrow your kids IPAD. Get a smart phone. Ask your neighbor to read the website to you.
“I don’t have time before the 6:30am session.”
Make the time. Surely at some point in the day you can visit the website.
“I don’t ever have the time.”
In the very least be honest. Not having the time means you don’t want to. I am troubled by people who are concerned with hurting others feelings. We live in an overly sensitive world. Please don’t add to it. If you are not going to visit the website please let me know, I promise not to be upset. Also I need to know so that I can talk about you on the website without having to worry about hurting your feelings. Kidding.
“My super-smart phone only gets the schedule up to Wednesday.”
Improvise. Overcome. Adapt.
“There’s a website?”
Asked by 2 different people about 2 months after they were advised of the website’s existence and it’s web address.
What questions do you have? (Other than, “Where is today’s WOD?”)
Merry Christmas, Bob “Brace yourself, Bob, but we do it in part because of people like you. We look at you sitting there with your gut hanging over your belt and we watch you struggle just getting out of a chair. Guys like you are our inspiration. We love it when you talk about not having time to exercise. Every time we see you munching on a bag of Oreos, you inspire us. You’re our shot in the arm, our wake-up call.
“You want to know what it is we do? We overcome. We’re too busy to train, too, but we overcome. We’re too busy to prepare healthy meals and eat them several times a day, but we overcome. Our genetics aren’t perfect and we don’t always feel like going to the gym. Some of us used to be just like you, Bob, but guess what? We’ve overcome.”—Chris Shugart, TNation.com
Workout of the Day
15 min. to establish a max 2-Pos Snatch (hi-hang, low-hang 2? from floor).
4 rounds for total time of:
15 Burpees (absolutely as fast as possible)
20 Wall Balls 20/14
Rest 1:00 after each round.
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.