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Daily Challenge: Remembering Long Numbers

By October 18, 2012wod

Warm up:

Remember the following phone number: “535-9371”

2 rounds:

10m bear crawl

12 lateral hops

13 jumping jack

9 pushups

What was that phone number?

Remembering phone numbers and other long numbers can be tricky. A great way to do this is by making the number represent a journey that is familiar to you. This journey can be something as simple as walking in your front door to the kitchen. For example:

There ¬†are 5 steps leading up to my front door… 5.

To unlock the door, I pick the right key, insert it into the lock, and turn (3 steps) … 3

My family often leaves shoes at the front door – 2 pairs of running shoes, 1 pair of boots and 2 pairs of slippers…. 5

The door handle for the closet has a pattern with a circle and a “tail” on the circle…. 9

To get to the kitchen, I have to walk past 3 doors – living room, bathroom, closet…. 3

There is a calendar as you enter the kitchen with 7 days of the week laid out to see…. 7

And finally, the fridge stands right in front of me, a big stout rectangle, oddly resembling the number….1

This may seem like a lot to do all for a phone number. However, the more you practice, the easier it becomes. Use a different journey for each new number that you need to remember. It can be a short “journey”, like the steps in taking a shower, or a longer journey, like driving to work. As long is there is an order to each step, you can generally find a way to attach a number. The crazier, funnier, or stranger, the better! This WOD is a chance to practice…

WOD:

6 rounds:

5 pushups

2 log rolls right

5 pushups

2 log rolls left

At the beginning of the 1st round, take 1 minute to remember this number: 6783. Recall after the 3rd round.

At the beginning of the 4th round, take 1 minute to remember this number: 912845. Recall after the 6th round.

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