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Why a Workout of the Day (WOD) Will Get You Fit

Always planning your workout routine can get exhausting. Here's why you should consider using a WOD or "Workout of the Day" plan. 

By
Ben Greenfield,

Why a Workout of the Day (WOD) Will Get You FitPlanning out your workouts and deciding what kind of fitness routine to use each day can be cognitively exhausting. For that reason, I’m a big fan of a WOD or "Workout of the Day," which is a simple way to outsource your training and let someone else do the workout programming for you. As far as I know, the term WOD originated in the Crossfit community.

So how do WOD’s work? Typically, a gym, website, or newsletter will post a daily WOD—often with variations for a variety of fitness levels—and you simply look at that posted WOD and do the workout appropriate for your goals and ability.

In the past year, I’ve used a number of different plans that you might also find useful:

-Crossfit WOD’s

-Crossfit Endurance WOD’s

-Spartan WOD’s

-SEALFIT WOD’s

Other good WOD websites include the Gymnastics WOD and Mobility WOD, if you need to improve movement or flexibility/range of motion, respectively. I recommend spending several months with one specific WOD and then moving on to another, since varying from WOD to WOD opens you up to new forms of fitness and training concepts.

Do you currently follow a WOD? Do you have questions about WOD’s? Then join the conversation over at Facebook.com/GetFitGuy!

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Ben Greenfield
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