Ok, I’ll stop being lazy and basking in the afterglow of only being beaten by a literal Spider-Monkey and get some biznazz (that means “business” if you’re from Canada) done…
1) If you are following a day or 2 behind, please post on the day the WOD occurred. I know, no one will see your amazing time, but it’s significantly easier to keep track of the enormous amount of data flow we are receiving when it matches with the day it was programmed for. If you really, really want everyone to bask in your amazingness, then post twice (right after punching yourself in the nuts).
2) If you are just starting, then just start. You don’t need to go back to the beginning of the squat cycle or find some magical day that seems like a good starting point. TODAY is a good starting point. Especially if you are planning on competing in the Open or think you have a shot at Regionals.
Let’s get this straight now: YES, everything will be programmed around the Open and then Regionals. NO, you will not be “wrecked” before the Open WODs, but I ABSOLUTELY will not plan for you to make 15 or 16 attempts at each Open WOD. I will give you one opportunity, and if you feel you need to repeat, then it’s on you. Also, if any of you top-20, Regional-level exercisers feel the need to repeat the WODs 4 times so you can see your name at the top of the leaderboard, I will personally fly to your town and hit you in your stupid face with BP’s 48-year-old leather belt.
3) Dis mufucka is funny.
4) If there is a need, especially from you affiliate owners/coaches, I will post a pared-down version of the full Outlaw Way WODs for you to use at your gyms. This is a request/question we seem to be getting constantly, and I don’t really have a problem with adding a “group version.”
The WODs here are written basically for people who will be working out either alone or with a small group. They are equipment- and time-intensive and would be nearly impossible to perform with a large group. Especially when the nOObs who can’t figure out where the bumper plates are and put the only set of steel 10s in the gym on the bar show up, and you have to attempt to teach them how to do a Banded GH Raise without impaling themselves on the adjustment knob.
My gym does a basic version of the template you are all following here—including the Hatch squat cycle we are on. The gym was where I developed a basic version of the Limited Conjugate, and it has been just as successful, on a smaller scale, with the group exercisers as it has with the mega-elite exercisers. Becky Conzelman, in fact, trained almost every day with our “Curves” group of soccer moms while preparing for Regionals and the Games last year.
Anyhoo, if you guys want it, post to comments.
Soooooooooo……. There’s something I should tell you. Ummmmmmmmmmm……. Jason is fast—REALLY fast. Especially when the words “Deadlift” and “Burpees” are written next to the letters “WOD.” In case you don’t believe me: