Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

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Great article I just read:

“Yeah, but I scaled.”

I hate hearing this – its usually at the end of a WOD, when someone just crumpled to the floor, dead last by minutes, breathing hard while classmates go up to congratulate.

“Dude, that was awesome, way to fight through”, “You did SO good!”, “That was amazing, great job today”, “Good job finishing, way to not give up!”

“Yeah, but I scaled”

As if scaling is something to be ashamed of, as if scaling is for the weak and the untrained.

As if scaling means you didn’t do the workout – or your workout was less worthy because you scaled.

It isn’t.

We are all in a constant state of scaling – even the elite of the elite, even the few who make it to the finals at The CrossFit Games

Double unders are scaled triple unders, MU are scaled weighted MU, 15′ rope climbs are scaled 20′ climbs.

Sure, they aren’t called for in the WODs today, but what about tomorrow?

Scaling is how you get from where you are now to your future kickass self.

Scaling is how you stay safe and healthy.

Scaling is how you finish the workouts and feel obliterated after, using a band instead of just staring at the bar for 10 min willing yourself to get a pullup.

Scaling is how you improve your technique and learn to lift heavier.

Scaling, is not, however, something to be ashamed of or something that you can use to write off your WOD as a poor performance.

So next time you are crumpled on the floor gasping for air, be proud that you choose the right scale for you.

Be proud that you killed the WOD, and that the WOD killed you.

STRENGTH
EMOM x 10 minutes
Even: 12 Pullup
Odd: 12 Front Rack Lunges 115/75#

WOD
3 Rounds:
15 Push Jerk 95/65#
15 Sumo Deadlift High-pull 95/65#

RX
Meeg 549
Best 637
Clay 327
Travis 351
Doug 625
Gary 543
Josh C 452
Corrigan 633
Hyrum 528
Amy 504
Cates 615
Ren 620
Big Ben 729
Tammi 559
Amanda 320
Ryan H 613
Belinda 457
Josh S 605
Brooke 611
Matt 638
Eric 520
Mandy 738
JLord 518
GLord 656
Linda 701
Marion 246
Court 532
Nicholl 711
Alissa 716
Shaq 558
Herder 746
Linda 701
Brian 655
Curt 422
Kanon 523
Annie 639
BillH 544
Kapitan 515
Aimee 536
Cory 320
Rob B 412
Carrie 503
PDiddy 355
Joe 636
Erin 525
Bennett 836
Nicole 721
DP 241
Joe H 333
Bill F. 234! Whats Up!!

MOD
Brink 348
Janet 515
B 408
John 740
Seth 614
Mike 730
Terra 251
Heidi 514
Aaron 652
Lianna 544
Agster 725
Trina
Tracy 735
JP 808
Christine 518
Melissa 601
Hollywood 504
Lizzy 541
Brad 537
Bre 525
LMello 728
Max 727
Micheal 615
Christine 508
Calli 608
Lesa 740
Mick 546
Beth 630
KDawg 410
Dumas 427
Mason 546
Frank 729
Claudia 511
Tracy 659
Michelle 609
Erich 657
Justin 612
Jeff 639
Katie 520
Denise 616
Sienna 350
Kristy 620
Jen 435
Austin 615
Curtis 510
Kayle 253
Mia 352
Kenzy 530
Amy 616

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  1. Jewels Reply
    Great article!!!

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