Implementing the WOD

By Tanya Wagner

In Coaching, Videos

April 29, 2010

Video Article

Most people know Tanya Wagner as the 2009 CrossFit Games champion, but she’s also a great trainer who runs CrossFit Apex with her husband Josh.

Tanya is a passionate, vocal trainer, and in this video shot at FilFest in Miami, Fla., Tanya explains what she’s actually saying when she’s coaching. Sometimes a coach needs to yell loudly, but other times a coach needs to calm an athlete down and help prevent him or her from getting out of control.

Firebreathers and potential firebreathers have different needs altogether, and a trainer will have special considerations for athletes chasing top times or working toward the CrossFit Games.

Tanya’s main point: running a WOD is about so much more than holding a stopwatch.

5min 28sec

Additional reading: You Be the Trainer #3, published Aug. 2, 2009.

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5 Comments on “Implementing the WOD”


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Always great to hear from Tanya!


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Thanks for sharing your coaching techniques girl! Miss u


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I have to say that I love the idea of a buy in to get back into the "game". Thanks for some great coaching tips.


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Great speaker. Going to add more motivational consequences to my programming!


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