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Observation about Program Names


#1

Ever notice that people will say they are running, or about to run, or have questions about running: God is a Beast, Krypteia, Coffinworm, 1000% Awesome, Leviathan, Black Army Jacket, Spinal Tap, Pervertor, etc…

But not: Full Body Template #8, Prep and Fat Loss, Volume and Strength, Combination Template, or other programs with mundane names.

Maybe nobody else finds this interesting, but it was something I was thinking about as I was flipping through the Forever book. I guess it’s human nature. If you’re at a gym, it sounds cooler to say “Me? I’m currently running Spinal Tap, bro. What are you up to?”
Compared to “Well, it’s a program called Full Body 15. It’s a, uh, full body program. Pass me that barbell, will ya?”


#2

I’ve been running SVR II for a few months now. I don’t find the name particularly interesting, but it’s a great program.


#3

Who do you know that has conversations like this? lol


#4

I dont see the problem. At least not in the private forum. I don’t have much real life discussions about programs either.


#5

It’s no problem. I didn’t mean it as anything serious, just a lighthearted observation that for workout programs, like everything else in life, the name probably affects its popularity.


#6

Yeah. My personal experiences do not support this though, but its probably true in the larger scale.