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Old 02-03-2005, 06:32 AM   #1
Ben Jackson
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How would the WOD be affected if a person were to do 1/2 of the reps and double the weight (or do an additional 1/2 of the weight instead of 225 do 335)? Would all of the parameters of fitness still be addressed, or would some become neglected? What are the advantages/disadvantages of doing this?
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Old 02-03-2005, 06:57 AM   #2
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I think it would radically change everything.

An important thing to note is that strength is not linear. I can deadlift 220*10, I can even budge 440. Hell, I can't budge 350 (maybe I can...I'll have to check! ;)).

In terms of increasing the weight (to the extent that it would cut reps in half, it would probably be, I'm guessing, a 15% increase in poundage)... lots of things would change. Overall volume would be decreased. Metabolic stimulus would be diminished. Neural stress would be much higher.

I'm sure others will have more detailed responses.
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Old 02-03-2005, 07:54 AM   #3
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Take a look at some of Josh Everett's workouts, posted to comments on each WOD recently.
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