Living Better Podcast – Ep7 – How do we come up with the workouts?

Have you ever wondered where we get these crazy workouts from? Is it magic? Is it random? Today we answer the question…

How do we come up with the workouts?

Programming…it’s one of the sneaky big barriers to people staying consistent with their training. Before you phil squatfound CrossFit, you likely followed one program or another, maybe doing it for 4-6 weeks before it got boring, you stopped making progress, and had to find something else. Either that, or you stick with the same routine week after week and you hate going to the gym. You want to figure out another one, but it’s too much effort! Good thing we take the guesswork out of it and give you all the programming!

But how do we do it? Today we talk with Coach Phil at CrossFit Thames again about HOW we program and how our workout routines help you reach your goals.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What programming is and why it’s important
  • The FIRST thing we think about when we develop a program
  • What cycles are and how they get you fit.
  • How we use feedback and testing and adjust programming as we go.
  • The MOST important indicator that your programming is right (it’s not what you think)
  • Why we never do our OWN programming.
  • Should you be doing “extra” stuff?

Links and Resources for this Episode

  • The workout of the day for CrossFit Hale – click here
  • The workout of the day for CrossFit Thames – click here
  • The original, CrossFit.com programming – click here
  • Some of the original thinking from CrossFit on how to program for variation – click here

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Workout of the Day:

Skills:
Push ups
Pull ups
Squats

Workout of the Day:

4 rounds for time of:
3 rounds of:
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 squats
then
400m run

Coaches’ notes:

You’ll do 3 rounds of the combo of 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 squats, then go for a 400m run. You’ll do all that 4 times…your score is the time you finish all 4 rounds.

Scale to ring rows as necessary, but if you have a few pullups, try to go as rxed. Standard for the push up is your knees are not allowed to touch the ground on each push up.

30 min cut off

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