Our Free WOD Program will slowly be reeled in at the end of Week 10 - 7.0 - this doesn’t mean the program stops there, it just means the rest will be available on subscription.
For three reasons, every program we put out we have trialed ourselves and as such, are intimately aware of the workload and intensity. After careful consideration, we’ve re-assessed the program and its structure.
Reason one: The intensity of the program containing two workouts per day is largely unachievable unless you are already at a significant level of strength & fitness.
Reason two: Injuries. If you are following a program that incorporates a workload beyond what you are currently capable of, you are at a significantly higher risk of injury. And although this is covered in our disclaimer, from an ethical standpoint, our core intent is to strengthen people, not break them.
Reason three: Putting the previous two reasons together, we want to get a clearer picture of you, and your capabilities. Based on this we can make suggestions which will benefit you in the long run. Any clown with half a brain can write a workout that hurts and looks cool when you show your mates. Where we separate ourselves from the masses, we don’t give a toss about how cool some workout sounds, or looks on paper - all we care about is cold hard facts, results.
In our experience, the performance bias is a real thing. Ask someone what their max push ups are on the spot, 99% of the time this will differ from the actual amount they are capable of.
We question everything, and you should too. If you’re doing front-flip burpees to single leg pistol squats holding a kettlebell -
The free workout program will remain available for a while. We will be replacing it with a more accessible and user friendly program in the distant future.
In closing we’ll leave you with one of our favourite quotes which sums up our point of view:
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There’s a little myth floating around about our brand, Skilled Athlete and we’d like to de-bunk the following. You do not need to be an athlete to carry our brand. You do not need to have an exceptional skill to wear our brand.