Picture, if you will, a sadistic trainer planning your workout. He’s brainstorming all the exercises he wants you to do. It’s a long list. And then, instead of choosing a few, he decides: “To hell with it! He can do them all!”
That’s a “chipper” WOD.
A chipper involves a number of different movements (usually between five and 10), performed at high volume, in succession, until the workout is completed. In other words, you spend the workout “chipping away” at the exercises, while trying not to keel over.
If you’re new to this kind of workout, try one of these WODs on its own (don’t pair it with a lifting session). Remember to complete a 5-10 minute warmup first—like a run or row—and to practice some mobilizations to prepare for the specific exercises you’ll be doing. In each WOD, you’ll complete all the reps of one exercise before moving down the list to the next one.
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