Tony Budding created a hypothetical client and a proposed workout to challenge the programming skills of Adrian (Boz) Bozman, Chris Spealler and E.C. Synkowski. Find out what these top trainers think of the WOD and share your opinion.
Steve is 42-year-old banker and has been CrossFitting for six months. He can do most of the main-site WODs as prescribed—some of them just barely. Steve often scales workouts back a little so he can keep moving. He follows the main-site workouts most of the time and comes in for personal training once or twice a week as his schedule allows.
Today is Thursday. Steve will be in later today. It’s time to program his session. Here’s what Steve has done this week.
Tuesday: Diane scaled to 21 deadlifts (185 pounds), 15 handstand push-ups, 15 deadlifts,10 Handstand pushups, 9 deadlifts, 5 handstand push-ups. Steve’s time was 9:40.
Wednesday: Kelly as prescribed. Five rounds of 400-meter run, 30 box jumps on a 20-inch box, 30 wall-ball shots. Steve’s time was 32:45.
The proposed workout:
Kettlebell swings (1.5 pood or approximately 53 pounds)
Is this a good workout for Steve today? If not, what should be changed? Decide for yourself or continue reading the article. Compare your answer to our trainers’ opinions. Post your results to comments.