Crew... I need help...
I prefer to think that I’m not a moron, but I’m a little confused about programming posts over the past few weeks/months.
I stopped getting the Daily WODs by email around March, but I didn’t stress because they were posted. And then at some point this summer, it seemed like there were delays posting the WODs or days that skipped that weren’t intended to be rest days. And now I see it’s been weeks since a daily WOD has been posted. I checked the boards and didn’t see any posts about the issue. So, I moved on. Instead of posting that question myself, I just got fussy and went looking for programming elsewhere. That was pretty stupid on my part. A few weeks ago I moved my gear from the garage to the basement… It’s Wisconsin and honestly my biggest concern is damaging my bumpers by dropping frozen weights. Anyway, I remember one of Jerred’s posts about Crossfit making you weaker and decided that I’d do 5/3/1 this winter because there are a million of free calculators available. And the box I used to belong to specifically uses Wendler and met cons, so I knew I could find condition WODs. It solved the problem of me totally overthinking programming, but their site is not very searchable. So, after a few cycles and frustration over programming met cons and/or accessory work I decided I needed to go back to EO3 and get to the bottom of the WOD posts.
If you’re still with me, I appreciate you and your patience.
To be fair, I’ve been thinking about OMOB for a few years after I found EO3 because of the DIY projects. I just couldn’t justify the purchase because I was finding so much programming online and the daily WODS for FREE… I know, I’m pathetic… I didn’t apply for Accelerate or Garage Gym Athlete, because I never felt like I was strong enough to participate. I also choose not to let myself get stress out by training, so I have finally allowed my training schedule to weave into the rest of the families activity schedule. So, I wasn’t going to give accurate data and I didn’t think that was fair. Just more justification/rationalizations, I know.
This brings us back to real time. I’m on the email list, follow on social media, and subscribe to the podcast. Why was I fighting the EO3 pull? Last week I went back to the boards, the articles, and my emails. For the life of me, I just couldn’t find any mention about why the Daily WODs aren’t posted anymore. I decided I was going to purchase OMOB, but then I read the posts about the update horror stories from July. Then I found an email from Jerred that OMOB wasn’t going to be updated anymore and now there is a separate barbell program. I was intrigued by this because it looks like the BB met cons that I love about Crossfit, but I could only find that link in the email not on EO3. Then I was even more confused because I have the WOD tracker now and the descriptions about 10,000 workouts from the barbell program and excel make it seem like the same thing.
This is what I don’t understand. We have OMOB and One Barbell and the Barbell Programmer. Did I just get everything twisted here? Are programs being phased out? Should I still start with OMOB? I’ve gone back and listened to the clips and videos and read Jerred’s articles and this is what I perceive. OMOB is still the main strength program, not conditioning. For the conditioning we add the Barbell Programmer.
I still need OMOB right?
Again, thank you to anyone who reads this and comments. And again, I'm not trying to be dense, I'm just a little overwhelmed. That said, I’ve learned my lesson and after a few poor choices, I’m ready to fully commit to EO3.