We’re all about benchmark workouts, the “Workouts of the Day” (WODs) you do to test your fitness, memorialize heroes and celebrate events. You give them names, you test and re-test, and they become part of the common language of functional fitness athletes around the world.
Our mission is to curate and organize WODs and the stories behind them to inspire and improve your performance and increase your fitness.
We made this video promote a Kickstarter campaign in 2018. The fundraiser didn’t work out, but we’re still building everything we said we would.
CrossFitters remember the first time they heard of “Grace” or “Fight Gone Bad” or “Murph,” and thought “what is that, and how do I do it?” We’ve made it easy for you not only to find these named WODs (by name, by movement, by equipment, etc.), but also find the standards for each workout, and for many we also have demo videos and even the backstory behind the name. For Hero and Memorial WODs especially, we think the stories and dates are important.
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Functional Fitness “Influencers?”
We never set out to become functional fitness influencers, but we now reach millions of CrossFiters. We’re a husband and wife team: Lisa (a Level-1 Certified CrossFit Coach | see her blog) and Jeremy (entrepreneur and digital product guy), both low-level competitive CrossFitters ourselves. We started WODwell in 2014 as a YouTube channel, racking up millions of views on our benchmark WOD videos. In 2015 we created wodwell.com as an online archive for benchmark workouts and those videos. It’s now the most popular benchmark workout site on the internet, by far (see: sponsorship opportunities).
WOD Video Demos
We started out filming athletes tackling named WODs and telling us about their strategies or thoughts on the workouts. Most of the athletes in our videos aren’t professionals; they’re normal athletes like us. They’re not demonstrating perfect form or flawless strategy, just giving a workout a go and telling you what they thought about it. All the videos we’ve created are listed as ‘featured videos’ on this site (also on YouTube).
In addition to the WOD videos we’ve created, you’ll find tons of other peoples’ videos here on wodwell.com…some of which are actually of elite athletes making very difficult workouts look easy.