I was debating on which workout today to do the other day. I wimped out and did level 2 (see below). After the workout, I talked to my friend and he did level 3. His strategy was that he would work through it and take breaks if needed. For non-Crossfitters, the goal in a Workout of the Day (WOD) is to get the best time so people compete on time as well as weight. In my mind, I got overwhelmed over doing 45 push presses (the hardest of the 3 exercises for me ). Instead I should have looked at it as doing 4 sets of 10 and a set of 5 push presses (for example). Anyway, I went to the gym the following day and knocked out the level 3 workout. It wasn’t so bad after all.
My lesson learned is not to get overwhelmed. Like any big project in life, get started, take it in bite size chunks, take a break if needed, and then keep going. Before you know it, you’ll have accomplished your goal.
Level 2: 20 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps
- Deadlift, 75 pounds
- Hang Power Clean, 75 pounds
- Push Press, 75 pounds
Level 3: 20 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps
- Deadlift, 95 pounds
- Hang Power Clean, 95 pounds
- Push Press, 95 pounds