WODs: The more you go, the more you want to go.

Crossfit Hyperfit WODs Per Week
WODs per week with the trend line, in case it wasn’t obvious where this is going.

When I originally signed up for CrossFit I thought it would be great to do this a couple times a week.  The first few weeks, I was in too much pain needing some solid recovery time between workouts.  I was astonished when I learned that some people would go two days in a row.  And frankly, hearing that people go every day sounded made up to me.

But then, one day it hit me.  I found myself doing the 6:30PM WOD on a Thursday, and thinking about hitting up the 7:30AM WOD the next morning.  I asked my instructor (MOB) if that would be ok.  His response was simple, and perfect: “Yes.  You just show up every chance you can get, and we’ll take care of you.”  So I did, and I learned that I could do two days in a row.  And that worked for a couple weeks.

Then I had to do some traveling for work, and I was going to miss a few days.  So I really went for it because I was kinda scared to miss that many workouts.  So I made it in 4 days in a row. 4!! I wasn’t sure that was a good idea, but I survived.  I was pretty sore and tired, but it was manageable.

Once I got over that hurdle, things really started to come together.  The general soreness is actually less now than when I was going 2-3 days a week.  And it just keeps getting better.  I’m now going Tuesday – Saturday.  That’s 5 days on, two days off.  I’ve been doing that for a few weeks now, and I couldn’t be happier.  I really miss it on Sundays and Mondays.

The bottom line is, at first 1 day a week hurts.  Then you get to 2, then 3, then… you just keep showing up and the more you show up, the better this whole thing gets.

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