The Workout Plan

I’ve been wanting to work out for a couple of months now, but A) I’ve been to lazy to actually go to the gym and B) even if I did go to the gym, I wouldn’t know what to do.

I was talking with Bob over the weekend and he mentioned that he was going to start working out again. I asked him how he works out and he told me about a program called CrossFit that he’s been following. CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program whose specialty is not specializing. [1] Everyday, CrossFit posts the Workout of the Day (WOD) on their website and you can go do it.

This is pretty much exactly what I was looking for!

I’m tweaking the program a bit to fit my schedule better. So here are my rules:

  1. Do the CrossFit WOD from either CrossFit or FrontRangeCrossFit, I can pick after looking at each work out. If one of the sites has a “rest” day, I can do the previous days workout provided I didn’t already do it yesterday.
  2. I will take three days off a week: Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday.

Usually there are two rest days in a week. However, I’m not usually on campus on the weekends and I usually try to not be in Golden. Also, Tuesday’s completely suck for me in general.

It’s also nice that they have some video of the different workouts and all the workouts are scalable and substitutable. I started today with:
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
Run 400 meters
Max rep Pull-ups

We’ll see how this works…