Pandora’s Box: Looking at the WOD Before Going to the Gym

An age-old question of CrossFitters is: Do I look at the WOD on the app before I go to the gym? 

It’s something all of us struggle with. 

If we see a WOD we don’t like, that increases the chances we are going to skip our workout that day. 

(Can we be honest for a second? When was the last time you saw a WOD you liked? They are designed specifically to push you past the comfort threshold.) 

But if we start to cherry-pick when we go to the gym, then we’re missing out on the purpose of CrossFit, which is to push your body to places you never knew it could go, while becoming more awesome. 

The benefits of pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone are well documented. That would include going to the gym when you know you’re going to hate the workout. 

On the flip side, however, the more you think about the workout, the more time you have to convince yourself that it’s not that bad. 

And if you’re sitting behind a desk all day, the prospect of getting up and moving around – doing anything – is preferable to going home and plopping down on the couch to watch television. 

The Wodify app can definitely be seen as a Pandora’s Box of anxiety, but only if you let it. 

Our best advice is to schedule days when you go to the gym, no matter the workout. 

But we’d love to hear from you. 

Do you look at the WOD before you go? Or do you like to be surprised? 

Still interested? Sign up today for a free no-sweat intro session! 

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