Scaling is relative.

by ~jenniferlynn on May 27, 2015

in CrossFit

Today I did one of the historically hardest workouts that I had ever done in my Crossfit history for the second time; but this time I did the WOD at 20# less. Yesterday, I completed Murph for my third time, both times prior I did it RX, though this week I scaled.

The old me was all about RX. I would long for the day when I could put those letters next to my name, and even would sometimes do a workout prescribed just because I physically could, not necessarily because it was the smartest choice. When I did “Grace” for the first time RX (30 clean and jerks for time) it was at about 90% of my 1RM; for 30 reps, that was a lot. But then I longed for the day when I could snatch 95# just so that I could add Isabel (30 snatches for time) to my list.

I can snatch 95# quite consistently now, but still Isabel is just a dream that seems far away.

Why?

Because now I train smarter. [click to continue…]

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