WOD Generator

This morning at the gym I came face to face with one realm of lifting that has given me anxiety for quite some time: Olympic lifts.

You may remember me saying that crossfit was still a  workout that intimidates me a little. Well, I’m to the point where I’d love to try it, but now I’m just not ready to shell out $$$ to join a crossfit box.

Next best? Learning some of the Olympic lifts (crossfit often practices Olympic lifts in its workouts.)


When I headed to the gym today, I formed a plan in my mind:

  • warm up 5 min jog, 1 mile sprint
  • dynamic warm up
  • 40 minutes in the weight room doing the following
    • deadlifts
    • worked on my clean
    • chin ups
    • Romanian deadlift
    • worked on my snatch (uhhh)
  • HIIT for 10 minutes on treadmill, 5 min cool down

Great grand wonderful! (name that movie Winking smile)

I had so much fun experimenting in the weight room trying out some new lifts. I definitely went very conservative on my weight since I hadn’t incorporated two of the lifts into my workouts regularly. And I’m on a HIIT kick lately, so that was fun, too :)

WOD Generator

After my workout, I was surfing around the internet and found a pretty cool tool – the WOD (workout of the day) generator.


If you’re experienced in Olympic lifts and crossfit, the WOD generator generates hundreds of different xfit type workouts to try. (Obviously check with a dr. and crossfit instructor or trainer before trying any new exercise.)

Here are some of the oly lifts I want to get better at:

Don’t you just love the names of Olympic lifts? Snatch, jerk, clean…sounds dirty!


After sweating it out in the gym, I came home to a delicious and yogurt-y breakfast:


In this bowl, I have a heaping spoonful of Greek yogurt, ~1/2 c. cottage cheese, 1 tsp. honey, 1 tbsp. chia seeds, pom arils, and some almond meal


This combo never gets old.

Time to get ready for work!

Have you incorporated anything new into your workouts lately?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. I have a guy friend who does something like this online. It’s kind of cool because at least you know you’ll never get bored with a monotonous routine… probably something I should look into… ha

  2. I’ve done a couple of body rock workouts recently that are new to me (and incredibly hard.)

  3. I’ve started using the spin bike @ the gym and loving it! There is a screen attached that can guide your workout [or watch TV]- so cool! Almost feels like an amusement park ride 😛

  4. Awesome job trying out the olympic lifts! I’ve never done that, but I probably should try it. Maybe I’ll make my bf do some with me over winter break :). And you are so right…the names of the moves totally sound dirty haha. I’ve been trying to incorporate more plyos into my strength training workouts!

  5. A workout generator?! How cool. I will have to check it out. I’m forever getting bored with my workouts. The newest addition to my workout arsenal is a kettlebell!

  6. I think pom arils make everything better! :-)

  7. The WOD Generator looks so cool! That would be amazing for my lazy, I-don’t-want-to-think-when-I’m-at-the-gym self. :)


  1. Anety says:

    Superb website…

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[…]……

Leave a Comment


CommentLuv badge