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Old 12-08-2008, 07:06 AM   #1
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Big Dawg, Pack and puppies

I was trying to figure out what the difference between these were but I am unsure as of now. If anyone could help me out I would be appreciated. I know it is in the Barndx scaled workouts but I a better explanation.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:22 AM   #2
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Re: Big Dawg, Pack and puppies

These are levels of scaling. It goes Buttercups (start here), Puppies, Pack, Porch (sometimes shows up), and then as prescribed by the main page.

Try Buttercups for a week or two and then move up slowly.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: Big Dawg, Pack and puppies

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These are levels of scaling. It goes Buttercups (start here), Puppies, Pack, Porch (sometimes shows up), and then as prescribed by the main page.

Try Buttercups for a week or two and then move up slowly.
I understand that they are levels of scaling. My questions is what is the upscale or how do I find out what the upscale between each of the scalings are?
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:41 PM   #4
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Re: Big Dawg, Pack and puppies

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I understand that they are levels of scaling. My questions is what is the upscale or how do I find out what the upscale between each of the scalings are?
It's just an arbitrary scaling method. There are not necessarily equal increments of difficulty between each level. Just pick one that you can do and stick with it for awhile.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:22 PM   #5
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Re: Big Dawg, Pack and puppies

Are you simply looking for the webiste with the scaling?
If so, follow the link on the main page under "start here' then hit "brand x scaled workouts"

Or here it is (just copied from the main page): w/f/s of course!
http://forum.brandxmartialarts.com/v...a9cdcec3157228

I think the premise is to give various levels of difficulty, not to be 'the' workout for a certain fitness/experience level.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:50 PM   #6
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Re: Big Dawg, Pack and puppies

There isn't actually an easy answer to the question you are asking. You're probably going to have to dive in and try a couple workouts and see how it goes. Depending on your individual strengths and weaknesses, you may also jump between levels based on what the workout of the day is. For example, I'm a lot stronger with lower body stuff than I am with upper body so I generally do workouts with cleans/deadlifts/thrusters/squats as per the woman's weight, but I scale anything with pullups, dips or muscleups. The key is to do everything with intensity and full range of motion so choose how much to scale with that in mind. After you try a bunch of the workouts, you'll generally know approximately what level you'll need to do just by looking. You may also find it helpful to find someone who is in similar physical condition to you and use what they do as a guideline. The workouts section of the boards is great for that.

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