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Old 02-03-2015, 08:08 AM   #1
Doug Byrt
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Why 135lbs / 95lbs

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Is there any reason for using this particular weight?

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

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Old 02-04-2015, 12:10 PM   #2
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Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs

Gotta start somewhere.

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Old 02-04-2015, 03:08 PM   #3
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Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs

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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.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:07 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:37 PM   #5
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Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs

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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).
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:11 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:39 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:44 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:32 PM   #9
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Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs

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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
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:13 AM   #10
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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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