What is a "Virtual WOD"? A virtual WOD is a technique used to measure your potential score in a workout by taking strength out of the equation. This is something that the owner of CrossFit North Queensland in Australia introduced to me during last year's Open competition. Basically, you replace the loaded barbell with a PVC pipe or medicine ball and discover how fast you could possibly move if the heavy load didn't slow you down. This helps you figure out efficiencies, such as quick transitions between movements, a tight set up, when to step on a box rather than jump, etc. This also shows you how fast you'll be able to do that WOD once you get your strength up!
We did a "Virtual 13.4" on Wednesday, simulating the Open competition experience with partners judging reps and keeping score for one another. This was meant to get people psyched for the Open while also allowing recovery before they attempt the first Open WOD on Friday.
Nic - Lead CrossFit RHC Instructor
Lindy - CrossFit RHC Instructor
CrossFit RHC is a small group personal training class that optimizes fitness by using varied functional movements performed at high intensity. Using a combination of barbell training, bodyweight gymnastics, and cardio, CrossFit prepares you for any physical contingency known and unknown.
Riverside Health Club
2225 Riverside Drive
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Click here for Crossfit Schedule. Select "X Studio" under the "All Studios" drop down menu.
CrossFit RHC classes are available to Riverside Health Club members. These classes are sold as monthly packages.
Sign up at Customer Service or by calling 360-424-4200.
Monthly Billing Available
Our CrossFit instructors can conduct personal training in the X-Studio just like any of our other Personal Trainers, but they are qualified specifically to help out with CrossFit skills, such as:
-Improving weightlifting technique (Clean, Jerk, Snatch, Squat, Deadlift, Press)
-Developing gymnastic progressions (such as muscle-ups & handstand push-ups)
-Improving WOD scores & times
Prices are the same as Personal Training, starting at $65/hr, with lower hourly prices when purchased in larger packages or as monthly recurring services, conveniently auto-billed to their club account.
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.