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Old 12-12-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
Joe Spinelli
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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?

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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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 Prilepin's Table. 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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