Scaling or modifying a WOD is the best way to ensure you get the best workout possible.
For some of us it’s natural to want to come into the Box and complete every workout Rx, but if you are doing Rx just for the letters next to your score on the whiteboard you may not be getting the best workout possible and you may be staring at a heavy barbell for too long instead of moving it. How do we get fitter? Go FAST and have impeccable form.
Scaling your workouts is valuable for multiple reasons. Here are some reasons why you should think about scaling your WODs.
Scale the weight or difficulty of a movement in order to focus on moving with the correct form. It’s paramount that correct movement patterns are established and come first. By engraining correct technique this will help you progress faster, improve strength and increase your confidence in your lifts.
Scaling the time or rep scheme of a WOD may allow you to work at a higher intensity. Intensity is what brings results but not at the expense of proper technique. If taking on a WOD like Fran and you feel comfortable with the thruster weight but struggle with the amount of pullups, you can consider leaving the thruster reps as prescribed and reducing the pullups to 15/12/9 for example.
If you are currently injured, we can modify workouts to work around your injury or help with rehabilitation of your injury. Don’t let a small niggle or an injury stop you coming into the Box, the Coaches are trained to assist you and ensure you can maintain fitness during an injury.
If your unsure when or how to scale, make sure to ask a Coach and take advice from your Coach. We want to help you achieve your best while staying safe and enjoying your workouts.