How should I title my Custom Workouts?

Why do we bother giving workouts names in SugarWOD?

Can’t we just refer to them by their full description? Unfortunately, that would be cumbersome when you consider that workouts appear in many different places within the app, such as:

  • on the box’s Whiteboard,
  • in your personal Logbook,
  • in the News Feed, and
  • in a mobile Push Notification.

Also, let’s note that many CrossFit workouts have names already. In SugarWOD, we’ve organized 1000s of these workouts into a library and called them, Library Workouts. 

Each Library Workout has a recognizable name. When you add one of these workouts to your box’s Whiteboard, you should generally just accept the default name.

So what about other workouts — those not in the library?

You can create an arbitrary workout just by giving it a title, description, and scoring type. We call these Custom Workouts. These are trickier to name because you or your coach has probably created them and they are not immediately recognizable by name. “Yo, bro’, what’s your 20130721 time?” just doesn’t work.

So, some guidelines for naming Custom Workouts:

Do:

  • Be descriptive
  • Be concise
  • Be memorable
  • “AMRAP 10: Deadlifts & Burpees”
  • “5 Rnds: Snatch, Run, & Pull-ups”
  • “Chipper: Row, Cleans, Push-ups, more…”
  • “Sam’s 30th Birthday Chipper”

Don’t:

  • Use the date — workouts are on a calendar already
  • Rename Library Workouts — “Fran” should always be “Fran”
  • Use vague names
  • “Saturday 7/5/13″
  • “20130721″
  • “For Time”
  • “Strength”

Most importantly, create a style for you or your box and be consistent. Your athletes will appreciate it!

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