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Doug Byrt 02-03-2015 08:08 AM

Why 135lbs / 95lbs
 
Hi all

Is there any reason for using this particular weight?

Or is it simply because it is 2 x 45 / 25lb plates?

Many Thanks

Mark E. Wallace 02-04-2015 12:10 PM

Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs
 
Gotta start somewhere.

- Mark

Nik Nichols 02-04-2015 03:08 PM

Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Doug Byrt (Post 1248431)
Hi all

Is there any reason for using this particular weight?

Or is it simply because it is 2 x 45 / 25lb plates?

Many Thanks

As long as I have been around I have not seen an exact answer for that. But you are probably as close as anyone to the answer.

Joe Spinelli 02-07-2015 12:07 AM

Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs
 
I read somewhere that women do 70% of men's weight. In this case that would be 94.5 lbs so they do 95.

Clint Harris 02-07-2015 11:37 PM

Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Spinelli (Post 1248625)
I read somewhere that women do 70% of men's weight. In this case that would be 94.5 lbs so they do 95.

Which came first?
The weight or the ratio ?

I'm going for the weight (egg). As it had to exist before someone reverse engineered (evolved) the ratio (chicken).

Frank E Morel 02-12-2015 05:11 PM

Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs
 
It was coach glassman's way of finding a working weight for the masses

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1.3. What if I can't use the recommended weight?
Use a weight that's manageable to you, or use a percentage of the weight prescribed. Assume the "generic" male crossfitter weighs 175 and the prescribed weight is 95 lbs. Thus, you'd pick a weight that's approximately 55% of your bodyweight.

Brian Smith brianisrighthere 03-09-2015 08:39 AM

Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs
 
Like most things in life, it was probably just what he found worked well for him with the equipment he had and what he preferred doing.

David Meverden 04-15-2015 02:44 PM

Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs
 
It's just easy.

You want to try to get 15 athletes going at once with 117.5 lbs on each barbell? Because I don't.

Jon Hanover 11-23-2015 11:32 PM

Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David Meverden (Post 1251633)
It's just easy.

You want to try to get 15 athletes going at once with 117.5 lbs on each barbell? Because I don't.

We use 112.75lbs and 87.35lbs at our gym for males/females. We just bring out our fractional plates and TI-83's

Andrew Gillie 11-24-2015 06:13 AM

Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs
 
My guess is because in the world before readily available bumper Plate 45's were the most readily available. They were also the "big" plates.


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