Scaling Body Weight based WODs
Posted: 30 November 2011 04:34 AM   [ Ignore ]
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When dealing with weights Crossfit typically has a “Mens” and “Womens” Rx weight, with the womens usually being approximately 2/3 the mens.

The question I have is when dealing with Body Weight based WODs like “Lynne” and “Linda” should the weights be subject to that scaling as well?

For example:  If you have a 150lbs. man and a 150lbs. woman both doing the “Linda” WOD, would Rx weights be:
  Deadlift:  225lbs.
  Bench:  150lbs.
  Clean:    115lbs.

OR

Men:
  Deadlift:  225lbs.
  Bench:  150lbs.
  Clean:    115lbs. (112.5)

Women:
  Deadlift:  150lbs.
  Bench:  100lbs.
  Clean:    75lbs.

Thanks for the input.

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Posted: 30 November 2011 04:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Not really.

Lynda is self scaling.  The weight is whatever you is.  It gets scaled to a percentage of body weight here (.75, .5, .25) etc. for everyone but that’s all. 

Furthermore, that’s one of the few body weight wods.  Besides Lynne, I actually can’t think of another off the top of my head…

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Posted: 30 November 2011 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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djdisbro - 30 November 2011 04:34 AM

When dealing with weights Crossfit typically has a “Mens” and “Womens” Rx weight, with the womens usually being approximately 2/3 the mens.

The question I have is when dealing with Body Weight based WODs like “Lynne” and “Linda” should the weights be subject to that scaling as well?

For example:  If you have a 150lbs. man and a 150lbs. woman both doing the “Linda” WOD, would Rx weights be:
  Deadlift:  225lbs.
  Bench:  150lbs.
  Clean:    115lbs.

OR

Men:
  Deadlift:  225lbs.
  Bench:  150lbs.
  Clean:    115lbs. (112.5)

Women:
  Deadlift:  150lbs.
  Bench:  100lbs.
  Clean:    75lbs.

Thanks for the input.

Just to clarify….. CrossFit post workout, say Fran.
21-15-9
Thrusters, 95 pounds
Pull ups

That is the Rx.  Everyone should strive for it.  Any scaling is a scaling.

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Posted: 30 November 2011 01:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Garddawg - 30 November 2011 11:02 AM
djdisbro - 30 November 2011 04:34 AM

When dealing with weights Crossfit typically has a “Mens” and “Womens” Rx weight, with the womens usually being approximately 2/3 the mens.

The question I have is when dealing with Body Weight based WODs like “Lynne” and “Linda” should the weights be subject to that scaling as well?

For example:  If you have a 150lbs. man and a 150lbs. woman both doing the “Linda” WOD, would Rx weights be:
  Deadlift:  225lbs.
  Bench:  150lbs.
  Clean:    115lbs.

OR

Men:
  Deadlift:  225lbs.
  Bench:  150lbs.
  Clean:    115lbs. (112.5)

Women:
  Deadlift:  150lbs.
  Bench:  100lbs.
  Clean:    75lbs.

Thanks for the input.

Just to clarify….. CrossFit post workout, say Fran.
21-15-9
Thrusters, 95 pounds
Pull ups

That is the Rx.  Everyone should strive for it.  Any scaling is a scaling.

“Women’s weights” is a concept introduced to the scalings by Brand X and is effectively a gender based scaling used in conjunction with the other levels of scaling.

Everyone, male and female should be aiming for as rx’d it’s just for some WODs the women are less likely to get there.

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