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August 25, 2017

The Scale

Not the weighing kind… rather, today we’re talking about scaling workouts.  Did you know there is NO SHAME in scaling?  It’s actually the best way for athletes to back down on weight / reps / etc. in order to maintain the intensity required for the workout you’re performing.  Think about it… if you are doing Grace (30 clean & jerk for time), RX weight is 135 for men, 95 for women.  The point of Grace is to move with high intensity and ideally work towards doing all reps unbroken and getting faster.  If you’re loading up 135 but taking 30 seconds off every 5 reps you’re NOT really getting the “right” workout.  We allow times for CFers to go heavy separately and together with going fast.  It’s all a game you gotta play.  But in order to go heavy AND fast (intensity), you have to work up to that point by scaling.  Then gradually (meaning over a long period of time… months!) add weight / reps and work until you get there!

Don’t be this guy (or gal)!

Don’t believe me?  Here’s more info: https://www.boxrox.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-scaling-crossfit-workouts/

Davon: The last man standing on Tuesday night…
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