Saturday, 27 Feb, 2010

Posted by Mandee on February 26, 2010   |   10 Comments

For time:
25 Squats
25 Push-ups
25 Pull-ups
25 Sit-ups
50 Squats
50 Push-ups
50 Pull-ups
50 Sit-ups
75 Squats
75 Push-ups
75 Pull-ups
75 Sit-ups

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Warning Signs – By Maj. Dan Blackmon

Question of the day- Is it ok to “Game” workouts, or hold back and pace yourself with the hope of getting a better score than if you went all-out? Are some workouts meant to be gamed? are some impossible to game?

10 responses to “Saturday, 27 Feb, 2010”

  1. klowe says:

    Simple. Save the gaming for competitions. Gaming a regular ‘ol WOD is pointless and you are only cheating yourself. I think there is a very big difference between gaming and pacing. Example. Any WOD with a row in it for multple rounds. Go max effort on the row every round and you are DONE!

    So I guess one needs to define the difference between pacing and gaming to really have an argument. Perhaps they are the same thing but just worded differently?

    People that Game Fight Gone Bad for score are just cheating themselves in the long run. It is a daily WOD to make you a better all around athlete. The bottom line should be “did I do more than I did last time?” If there was a way to calculate total work performed then the “gaming” would be a moot point. If you “gamed” but performed more work in the same amount of time…..then you win.

    I used to let people’s posted personal best WODS freak me out at competitions and such. Now….I pay them people’s posted WOD times no mind. The only thing that matters is how you perform when it is being judged and when it counts.

    Times and weights should be a very personal benchmark to improve yourself upon. Let the competitions settle who’s best……(on that day)

  2. Daniel says:

    Well said KLOWE.

  3. Max says:

    I think Kevin is 100% accurate in his gaming assessment. However I’ll play devil’s advocate on two points.

    Point 1: I read gaming into some WODs. For example “Tabata This!” called for a game plan as I read it. Like most everyone else who did it for the first time I way overshot my estimate for capacity which hurt my final score in the end. Next time it comes up I’ll have a better idea of numbers to shoot for to obtain a higher score and most likely perform more work within the frame of the instructions.

    Point 2: I find that certain longer WODs may call for pacing or strategy. Kudos to those that do unbroken Murph but I break it up mentally into 1 mile run, Cindy, 1 mile run. Is this gaming? Perhaps, perhaps not.

    Ultimately I know that I’ve cost myself both time and weight (as Kevin suggested) at times when some WODs were gamed in advance.

  4. Jake Naumcheff says:

    PR by a little over 12 minutes but last time I did chest to bar pull-ups and this time was just chin over bar.

    Dennis was on my tail the entire time throughout this workout!!

  5. Aaron says:

    30:26 PR by almost 7 minutes

  6. Robert S. says:

    32:16 pr by at least 5 minutes.

    Not sure on the exact time because I left my notebook at work.

  7. Karen says:

    36:08 pr by 3:40.

    Need to try to catch Paul more often! Feels good to PR! Been a WHILE!

  8. Patrick says:

    CrossFit is like sex. You can do it alone but it’s generally more fun with others.

    Learned this lesson yet again doing today’s WOD alone in the HoboGym.


    The round of 75 pull ups degenerated into 5’s, 3’s, 2’s deadhangs with as many different grips as I could think up. Trying not to tear my hands a week before sectionals.

  9. Patrick says:

    QOD: Guess I’m not smart enough to “game” most WODs. I’m not against it, per se, just don’t know how to define it. Anything “Tabata” I try to maintain about 85% perceived maximal effort throughout. Is this gaming? I find I’m able to perform more reps over the intervals than going balls out for the first interval then wussing the rest. Some WOD’s like Grace (30 reps 135# clean and jerk for time) I’ve tried to pace. 5 reps/min and your done in 6 min. Let’s say that pacing strategy works, the next time Grace comes up I could shot for 6 reps/min. I’m just not seeing how this is a bad thing.

  10. Larry Lowe says:

    Home Gym:
    33:20 (pr)

    30 minutes later swam 500m at the YMCA pool. I love to swim. shoulders are tired tonight.