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Jack enjoying some man-eaters on a beautiful November day.

"Gaming a WOD"

Often times, "gaming" a workout is entirely appropriate in order to excel.  Not sure what I mean by "gaming" a workout?  See if this sounds familiar: the WOD is four rounds of an 800 meter run with adequate rest in between rounds.  You think to yourself "Well, if I go out on the first couple at an easier pace, I might be able to keep the splits within a few seconds of each other."  Seems like a good idea right?  This is what I mean by "gaming" a workout.  You are attempting to think your way through a workout by developing a plan of action that will maximize your average power output for the duration of the workout.

Well brainiac, sometimes throwing your plans out the window and ignoring your better judgement will make you stronger.  Sure it's scary to put it all on the line like that – I mean can you imagine how horrible an 800 meter sprint must be?!?  Well, you'll never actually know unless you give it a shot.  Stick your neck out the next time you're tempted to game a workout – you might just surprise yourself.  Then again, you might end up with your head between your legs trying wondering what just happened.

Think these athletes gamed this 7k run?  Video courtesy of


  1. James :

    I kept trying to game today’s workout, but this crazy bitch was behind me trying to run me over.

  2. Erin :

    Awesome photo!!! The shadow of the Verve symbol on the floor is cool. Jack you don’t look so bad either! 🙂

  3. gerson :

    Couldnt focus this morning but this made me laugh…
    To often we lose sight of life’s simple pleasures. Remember when someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. But it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and bitch slap that mother f***** upside the head…
    just passing it along

  4. stef :

    DAMN IT… today is my rest day but I’m good at Annie.. ugh… can I jump rope though? this is crap! (Crossfit addict)

  5. CC :

    BK – welcome to our virtual family -The Chan’s

  6. Matt :

    Missed a PR by 15 seconds or so, but also broke double unders 4 times – yikes!

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