For the last week or so we haven't been posting the WOD on the blog. We have received a fair amount of questions, so I wanted to offer my perspective on the matter. First, the programming template we use is thoughtfully planned ahead of time. We (read: Armen) make sure that you're not doing too many heavy pulls or presses on consecutive days. There is an ebb and flow to the movements as well - core competencies like squats and presses are seen often in order to reinforce the skill and build strength, while other movements that expand upon the basics (think overhead squats) are peppered in at varying frequencies.
Second, does knowing the workout ahead of time really make a difference? I don't think so. There is only so much planning that can take place before you hit the gym. At a certain point this "planning" probably resembles something more akin to fretting about a goat of a movement... Burpees, anyone? In addition to that, part of our job as coaches is to give some helpful pointers when it comes to workout strategy. This advice is sometimes broad, but it is given so people have a general idea of how to attack each segment during class.
So, in closing, I believe that knowing what is programmed ahead of time isn't as important to your overall fitness as showing up regularly is. Besides, we don't want to start thinking that anyone would ever cherry pick a hellish thruster workout (maybe spoiler?)...
Kyle has fun no matter what's written on the whiteboard!
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