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Old 04-27-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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New To Cross scale down question.

Hello everyone, I live in central Cali and just started crossfit today. I'm going to keep it short and sweet, How do I scale down i.e. todays WOD: 21 reps Sumo highlift, 21 reps ring dips? I want to make sure I'm getting the most of out of every work out. Now I can almost assume what might be suggested for todays WOD but I'm looking for an answer that will pretty much cover and scaling down I will need to do.
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:26 PM   #2
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Re: New To Cross scale down question.

you can bookmark the following site and use the scaling they provide each day (corresponds with main site WODs). w/f s link to brandx martial arts scaling: http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index..../viewforum/16/
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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Re: New To Cross scale down question.

Yes, the brand X site will take a lot of the guesswork out of it, AND the more you crossfit the better you will get at scaling yourself. Until then, you can get a sense of the right 'weight and reps' in your warmup. Like before doing 95lb sumo-deadlift high-pulls, you might warmup with a set or two of 10 reps of 65 or 75lb, just to see how stuff feels. My 1st Fran was just the 45lb bar...no biggie. Just log what you do for comparison later.

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Re: New To Cross scale down question.

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you can bookmark the following site and use the scaling they provide each day (corresponds with main site WODs). w/f s link to brandx martial arts scaling: http://www.CrossFitbrandx.com/index..../viewforum/16/
Thanks for the info guys. Although I could not find anything on the link that you sent me Steve. Its probably in there just going to have to go through it sometime. Thanks again
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info guys. Although I could not find anything on the link that you sent me Steve. Its probably in there just going to have to go through it sometime. Thanks again
each thread is titled corresponding to the day's workout. So for tomorrow and the last couple of days:

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Press

Monday, April 27th, 2009 - SDHP, ring dips

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 - Snatch, Pull-ups

In each thread has the scaling, usually in the 2nd or 3rd post.
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Re: New To Cross scale down question.

okay Steve so basically no matter what WOD you have to accommodate that to your absolute max correct?
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:33 PM   #7
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Re: New To Cross scale down question.

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okay Steve so basically no matter what WOD you have to accommodate that to your absolute max correct?
not quite. Be sure to read all the info on the main page. especially the "Start Here" stuff, the FAQ's and all the excercise videos.

Sart slow, use the buttercup scaling for a couple of weeks to see how you feel. If it doesn't seem like enough, practice the lifts or movements you are not familiar with.

Follow the link above and go to the date. There you will find the scaling.

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