Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is CustomWOD?
  2. Who is CustomWOD for?
  3. How does CustomWOD work?
  4. Why should I trust the provided programming?
  5. I am old/weak/out of shape. Is CustomWOD for me?
  6. I am a professional athlete. Is CustomWOD for me?


Answers

What is CustomWOD?

CustomWOD is a fully automated service that provides you


  1. custom-tailored programming for functional training, and
  2. workout scaling

according to your personal physical and movement skill levels, health levels of your major joints and available equipments. CustomWOD will give you workouts that aim to improve your weaknesses while maintaining your strength. There is a highly sophisticated logic behind the scenes that makes the programming truly fit for you. Workouts are highly varied, consist of functional exercises, and are scaled according to personal abilities to facilitate high intensity execution.

Who is CustomWOD for?

For athletes and trainers too. CustomWOD will help you with the programming if you are an athlete or if you train others.


See the table below for a complete picture on advantages and disadvantages of using CustomWOD.


CustomWOD Personal Trainer Group work lead by a trainer Self Prepared Programming
Programming quality
The ability to improve the athlete's skills with a focus on bringing up weaknesses
High
(we believe that a computer can be more consistent with this than the average Personal Trainer)
High
Medium
(group work does not support personal targets)
Low/Medium
(depends on the preparedness of the athlete)
Programming flexibility
The ability to adjust programming on a daily basis, according to the athlete's condition at the time
Low
High
Medium
High
Workout quality
The ability to provide (1.) scaling for an intense workout and (2.) a competitive environment
Medium/High
(the first full feature version will not have any features to provide a competitive environment, but in a later version, CustomWOD will have features enhancing competitiveness)
Medium
High
Low/Medium
(scaling depends on the preparedness of the athlete)
Assistance on exercise execution
The ability to help the athlete to learn the execution of movements
Medium
(CustomWOD gives you important clues about exercise execution in many WODs, and the first full feature version will provide exercise execution descriptions and/or tutorials)
High
High
Low
Progress monitoring
The ability to provide information on the athlete's progress
High
Tracking from two aspects:
  1. Skill levels
  2. WOD results
High
Medium
Low/Medium
(assessment is rarely done)
Price
Low
Very High
Medium-High
Low

How does CustomWOD work?

CustomWOD is fully automated. You provide health status and available equipment data, and CustomWOD does the rest to create custom-tailored programming for you. See the diagram below for more detailed explanation.


Workflow

Why should I trust the provided programming?

We have trainers with CrossFit Level 1 Certificates and a BSc in Sport Science, and IT professionals who’s full time job it is to design computer application logics. They all are avid CrossFitters and all use CustomWOD for they own training. This means that we know how to create good programming and we know how to automate program creation.


Please also note: Our sponsored athlete Lacee Kovács (7th place at the Reebok CrossFit Games European Regional, and 2nd place at the 2011 Fit as Fu*k CrossFit Challenge) uses CustomWOD to supplement his own programming

I am old/weak/out of shape. Is CustomWOD for me?

Yes! CustomWOD will drive you through short physical tests, in order to evaluate the level of your physical (Stamina, Strength, Speed, Flexibility, Coordination etc) and movement (Snatch, Squat, Deadlift, Running, Pull-up etc) skills. Based on that data, it will give you workouts you are able to execute.


Please note: At the moment we use only one scale for evaluating skill levels. Therefore women and older athletes will probably never reach level 10. We are working on introducing different scales for different natural abilities.

I am a professional athlete. Is CustomWOD for me?

Yes! CustomWOD will drive you through short physical tests, in order to evaluate the level of your physical (Stamina, Strength, Speed, Flexibility, Coordination etc) and movement (Snatch, Squat, Deadlift, Running, Pull-up etc) skills. Based on that data, it will give you workouts that are hard enough even for a pro athlete.