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Old 10-28-2006, 11:34 PM   #1
Geoff Pitluck
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On the WOD's where I can't do the prescribed poundages, e.g. 225# DL or 95# thruster, I am not sure whether I should select a weight that allows me to do unbroken sets of 21-15-9, or if breaking it up is ok. If it is ok, then how many sets would be too many? I assume 11-10 (2 sets) or even 7-7-7 (3 sets) would not be too heavy, but if my "21" had to be 3-3-3-3-3-3-3, then I would assume my weight is too heavy. Am I on the right track? Or is it more a function of the length of my rest periods, i.e. having to rest too long means too heavy? I know the effect is what we are looking for, metabolic or hormonal, etc, and I am more eager to get the right effect than impressive poundages. But I also want to get to the prescribed weights asap. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:52 AM   #2
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Welcome Geoff
The first thing I would advise is err on the side of going light. Go light and make sure you know the movements really well.

Eventually start to experiment with going heavier.
You will find that the stimulus will change as you move from light and fast to heavy and slow. That's fine. It's good to do a workout in different ways. Try the workout first really light at breakneck speed, then wait and see how you feel: an hour or a day. When you are up for it, try it again with heavier weight and see how it goes. Just don't hurt yourself.

Eventually, you will want to go heavy AND fast.

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Old 10-29-2006, 08:34 AM   #3
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Thanks, Keith.
I guess varying the weight/pace schemes fits right in with the CF notion of constantly varying the types of demands. But, per your suggestion, I'll try the lighter weight/less rest style first. Cool avatar, btw.
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