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Old 06-06-2005, 06:15 AM   #1
Barry Cooper
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Bob Hoffman had his Gold, Silver, Bronze standards for lifts. Why not create that for the Girls? "Better" is always a good target, but specific numbers (like a 500 lb. squat) have always seemed more motivating, and if they are shared numbers, so much the better.
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:38 AM   #2
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I think it is a great idea. However, I am not experienced enough with the girls to offer any ideas for benchmark times.
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Old 06-06-2005, 07:25 AM   #3
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Good idea! I'm not experienced enough either, but I know if enough people give educated guesses the average will be about right...that's how CrossFit evolved.

Girl, bronze, silver, gold

Angie: 20, 15, 10
Barbara: 25, 20, 15
Chelsea: +0, +1, +2
Diane: 10, 7, 4
Elizabeth: 10, 7, 4
Fran: 10, 7, 4
Grace: 7, 5, 3
Helen: 15, 12, 9
Isabel: 6, 4, 2
Jackie: 12, 10, 8
Karen: 12, 8, 5
Linda: 25, 20, 15
Mary: 10, 14, 17
Nancy: 17, 13, 10
Cindy: 20, 25, 30
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Old 06-06-2005, 02:45 PM   #4
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I like this idea. It helps me get a better grasp on goal setting.
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Old 06-07-2005, 04:42 AM   #5
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Yeah I like this idea too. I save a months WoD to hard drive as I don't have the net at home so very rarely check my times against anyone else.

This way I'd have a constant goal.

And it's not even an issue that it's bronze your aiming for (if you're new). Bronze is still a bronze and bronze leads to silver.
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Old 06-07-2005, 04:15 PM   #6
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this would also help ensure one's abilities are well-balanced. with a standard, identifying relative weaknesses becomes a lot easier/obvious. this would be perfect for intermediate CrossFitters (as its probably beyond most beginner's ability and slightly below an elite's).

what does Coach have to say about this idea??
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Old 06-08-2005, 06:33 AM   #7
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Thanks for the encouragement. My feeling is that Coach probably has a lot of charts and graphs, and it would seem to me that it would be interesting, at some point, to develop a Bell Curve, or other statistical model based on actual results.

I think something along the lines of Bronze, top 30%, Silver, top 15%, Gold, top 5%. Something like that. That would be an excellent topic for a CrossFit Journal article.
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