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Old 02-06-2014, 02:09 PM   #21
Anders Peter Yoo Hyun Eriksson
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I don't really know if I should be considerd below avarage strenght, because at 73 kgs I can do 140 kg squats *** to grass(never tried heavier) and alot more if just going to the 90% angle in the legs, I can bench over 110 kg, I can deadlift 155 kg, I can do OHS with 85 kgs wothout a problem, I can do dips and chins with + more than half my body wheight witout a problem etc.

At my wheight I wouldn't consider that so weak that I would need a strenght only program, although I of course would like to improve my overall strenght, but I was hoping to do this with crossfit, not with a dedicated strenght-program. I've only started with many of these movements and I've never really tried doing any heavy lifts before, so I'm expecting to see some improvment just by getting more musclememory.
Am I wrong i beliveing this?
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:12 PM   #22
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Am I wrong i beliveing this?
What is the question?
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:12 AM   #23
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What is the question?
The question was if I am to be considered below avarage strenght and therefore would need a strenght-focused trainingprogram instead of scaling where i am to weak and continue with the wods
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:25 AM   #24
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No, you're fine. I'm not sure with those numbers why you are asking about scaling 60kg thrusters at all, unless your conditioning is totally out of whack.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:04 AM   #25
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No, you're fine. I'm not sure with those numbers why you are asking about scaling 60kg thrusters at all, unless your conditioning is totally out of whack.
Well it's because I realized that while I might be strong enough to do a single 1RM at a weight way above my own body weight, but when doing exerises like this one where there are a lot of lifts which are around 10-15 kgs from my bodyweight:
7 rounds of
15 GHD Sit-ups
15 Back extensions
135 pound Thruster, 10 reps
135 pound Clean & Jerk, 10 reps

60 kg is just too much for me to be able to do them in a high pace round after round. thats why I need to scale in these movements which im not that strong in or not very good at the technique.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:18 PM   #26
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Well it's because I realized that while I might be strong enough to do a single 1RM at a weight way above my own body weight, but when doing exerises like this one where there are a lot of lifts which are around 10-15 kgs from my bodyweight:
7 rounds of
15 GHD Sit-ups
15 Back extensions
135 pound Thruster, 10 reps
135 pound Clean & Jerk, 10 reps

60 kg is just too much for me to be able to do them in a high pace round after round. thats why I need to scale in these movements which im not that strong in or not very good at the technique.
If you're capable of doing them, I'd probably not scale it. With practice you'll get faster. You may also want to think about the pace of your workout - eg not going too fast at the start so you can continue throughout.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:16 AM   #27
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If you're capable of doing them, I'd probably not scale it. With practice you'll get faster. You may also want to think about the pace of your workout - eg not going too fast at the start so you can continue throughout.
Well if you can't do it at the intended speed you won't get the intended stimuli and thus not getting the intended workout. Thats why they advice you go scale so you can do the wod at somewhat near the "good".

What im asking from hq is guidlines in scaling as well as an"aim for time". That would make ut easier ro scale.
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You can't have it both ways mate.
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