You look at the board when you walk into the box, everyone does.  What is the WARM Up, and wow! look at that WOD, what is Rx and how did ___________ do (you know the person you look up, that you want to do as well as).  ***Note that most of the PCF Wods are less than 30 minutes***

You look at the board today…the WOD took most people 15-20 minutes.  15-20 minutes of concentrated effort, of giving your best, working your hardest, ALL OUT BUST YOUR A$$ work. SO – DO NOT STOP in the middle of a WOD to take a drink of water! It is really more important to keep properly hydrated on a daily basis (drinking your 8-8oz of water for the day) than to take that drink in the middle of a 15-20 minute WOD.  Look at the members around you, especially the seasoned veterans if they aren’t taking those drinks then it is a good clue that you will probably survive without that drink!

OKAY!  There were a few “blastedly” hot days this summer; scorchers where the temperature during the 414PM WOD pushed 110 degrees F, then and only then would it be important to take that sip, get a drink of water.  Especially if you were feeling signs of heat exhaustion (symptoms of heat exhaustion include profuse sweating, weakness, nausea, vomiting, headache, lightheadedness, and muscle cramps).  I seriously doubt if anyone was quite at that point on a day like today.

This is how you should look at the end of the WOD…then rehydrate!

Links to Blogs from other Crossfit Boxes about Water Consumption during WODs ….–better-all-around-athletes.aspx

Todays WOD – Tuesday, September 27, 2011


  • Squat Cleans (135/85)
  • Ring Dips