When do I move from one level to another and/or How do I know what sort of time I should be aiming for when selecting a scaling?
Posted: 01 September 2008 10:37 AM   [ Ignore ]
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It’s been covered in many posts (that’s why this is an FAQ after all), and this one is a reasonable and concise representation of them.
http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewreply/104878/

Metric - 26 March 2009 02:51 PM

Well, as it says in the activation email you got when you signed up to the forum  angry  wink , start low. If you really have no idea where to start, then go with the lowest scaling on offer.
The WOD will come around again and you can always move up then.

When to move up a level?
When you’re doing the WOD about as fast as other top performers.

Good sources of info for times for WODs are the Brand X underdawg list http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/1100/ and the comments on the mainsite WODs http://www.crossfit.com/


There are no hard and fast rules on this aspect so if you’ve had a look at those places and you’re not sure, your best bet is to ask when you post your results on the WOD forum.

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Posted: 02 November 2009 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The same sources of information can give you an estimate of the target times for WODs.

Take a look at the Underdawg times.
If there isn’t an Underdawg time listed for this WOD, take a look at the times others posted on the mainsite and the CF WOD forum here the last time this came up. Discard the very fastest and very slowest and any results not done as rx’ed.
Average the rest and you’ll get an approximate time to shoot for.

There’s quite a good discussion on several points related to this here http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/4154/P0/.
Then TP and I get involved and it all goes downhill.

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Garddawg - 22 March 2009

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Bad coaching is dangerous, poor movement is dangerous. Ego is dangerous.
CrossFit, properly scaled to the individual is the safest and most efficient program available for strength, conditioning and movement.”
BlueBugofJustice - 18 August 2009

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