Are You Dying From Thirst?

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


  1. I think the Burgener review before the wod today really helped me in the workout. Big thanks to Steve for taking time to teach me a new foam roller move for my shoulder.

  2. I am guilty of drinking during WOD’s…you guys are right! IT makes NO SENSE! Thanks for the great post!

  3. I have been really trying to limit my chalk habit too…but when things slip and slide – especially when on the bars and kettlebells…it is sometimes a little scary!

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