Wednesday May 1st 2013

Great Read I posted on FB today. Article from Journal Menu

"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.

WOD
3 RFT of 
Run 200m 
100m Walking Lunges 
50 Air Squats

Extra Credit
AMRAP 2:00 of 

II Unders 
or
Rope Climbs

5 comments (Add your own)

1. Jrich wrote:
And you did not work any less hard than someone whom went RX. My weakness is your strength. Coach, teach, guide!!!

Tue, April 30, 2013 @ 8:00p22

2. Lori Gehring wrote:
Love that. Very encouraging!

Wed, May 1, 2013 @ 8:00p50

3. Salinda pittman wrote:
Love that article! Very encouraging, and needed at this time. When I get back, I will be right there and will remember this article! Thanks for sharing!

Wed, May 1, 2013 @ 8:00p41

4. Lee Kelly wrote:
We will be following main site programming (with a few modifications here and there) for the month of May.

Wed, May 1, 2013 @ 8:00p4

5. Michelle Werda wrote:
Good one

Wed, May 1, 2013 @ 8:00p0

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