BOISE– CrossFit aficionado Gary Archer has opted to change the format of the “WOD” (Workout of the Day) to ensure he can complete the effort without excessive embarrassment or effort.
The 39-year-old Business Analyst visited CrossFit’s official website earlier this week looking for a workout he could perform with friends in his garage.
“We settled on a nasty little triplet of pull-ups, overhead squats, and running,” Archer explained. “But when I saw the rep scheme, I knew I’d was biting off more than I could chew.”
The workout, which called for five rounds of 25 pull-ups, 15 overhead squats, and a 400m run, was within the realm of Archer’s physical ability, but exceeded the amount of work he was ready to do on this particular Saturday morning.
“Look, I’m not pretending to be a Games athlete,”I’ve got things to do today, and I’d like to be able to walk,” He added.
While his peers pushed through the workout as prescribed, Archer modified the workout, claiming he had “somewhere to be.”
Witnesses say that after the first round, Archer was clearly running out the clock.
“I’m not ashamed of the fact that I turned a long, task-priority workout into a short 15-minute AMRAP knowing full well I was going to sandbag the first and last 5 minutes,” Archer told the Overheard Press. “I just wanted to get out of there with some dignity left.”
Archer later confessed to having a day’s worth of football spectating and drinking ahead of him.