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How to Get the Most out of Your WOD Timers

WODs and multiple WODs are perfect for getting a workout in and staying motivated. We’ve all experienced burnout when we do more than one WOD on the same day. Timers allow you to use your energy and creativity on one body part at a time. The only drawback is that each muscle group is doing the same thing in the same amount of time. 

This means less energy for other muscle groups and not enough rest for you. However, if you stay focused, it’s okay to repeat the same muscle group, just as long as you focus on using all of your energy to get the most out of your time, regardless of the number of repetitions you complete. Each time you switch, focus on one thing at a time and set your goals.

Maybe you want to work your legs and lower body after your upper body workout and vice versa. Or maybe you want to hit your legs hard after you lower body workout. Start your timer for the first workout and then try to reach your goals for each exercise and see how you stack up against your previous workout. 

Pick your workout and let your body know that it will be getting adequate rest. Take your time and give your muscles a rest. Also take advantage of your rest intervals. If you don’t need to do a WOD again after your first time, set your timer for 20 minutes or 30 minutes and take advantage of your rest time for the lower body. Start the timer before your rest interval and then when it goes off, get up, stretch, eat and get ready for the next workout. You’ll get the most out of your workout that way and feel less burned out and tired.

Competitive WOD Timers

Competitive WOD timers are amazing. There are several options available, depending on what you need and your preference for having quick access to your workouts.

A good WOD timer is super accurate and work fast. They are compact and lightweight so they’re great to take with you on the go. The batteries are easily replaced by plugging in the adapter plug. The timer can be used by multiple people and all that is required is a cell phone or smart phone. The instructions and images are clear, especially for first timers, and all you need to get started is a good idea of your goals.

WOD Timers are great if you’re trying to get in good enough shape to get a full marathon in on a short period of time. This is a great way to get a fitness goal in a short period of time. One minute workouts are perfect for training your calves, legs, abs and other smaller muscles, followed by five to 10 minutes of rest.

WOD Timers are great for people that want to work a lot of muscle groups in a short period of time. WODs are usually too intense to be done in less than 30 minutes, so it’s important to stay motivated. Your WOD timer makes it easy to switch to different muscle groups. WOD Timers can be used by more than one person and most have the ability to automatically set the intensity based on your chosen weight or volume.

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