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Joe Spinelli 12-12-2012 11:48 PM

If I can't RX, how do I decide between time and weight.
 
Hey guys - yesterday was a WOD where I knew I could not RX.

It was:
5 rounds for time
10 push-jerks - 155lbs
50 double unders
Rest one minute.

The weight was just too heavy for me to RX. At that point, I was trying to decide between going with the women's RX weight (105#) and going for a great time, or doing as much weight as I thought I could handle (probably could have done 125?) and sacrifice time.

So how do you decide when you can't RX? Do you think it's a bigger benefit to do more weight, or to do less weight but at a faster pace?

Thanks!

Joe Spinelli 12-12-2012 11:54 PM

Re: If I can't RX, how do I decide between time and weight.
 
Oops - I just saw that the post above mine is almost the exact same issue.

Sorry.

Joe

Brendan McNamar 12-13-2012 06:19 AM

Re: If I can't RX, how do I decide between time and weight.
 
This applies to both post. The number of reps gives away the answer.

5 rounds of 10 reps equals 50 total reps. This land you in the strength/endurance range. Early rounds should be unbroken. Later rounds may be broken due to breathing and heart rate.

The strength version would be 5 rounds of 3 reps equals 15 total. If you are only doing a total of 15 reps then you want to go as heavy as you can safely up to Rx'd weight.

Learn about [URL="http://www.pro-technix.com/information/downloads/pages/Prilepin.htm"]Prilepin's Table[/URL]. While it was created for Olympic Weightlifting it can act as a general guide for what % of your 1 Rep. Max you should use in a met-con based on the rounds and reps.


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