A SCALED WOD
Why are we ashamed of this? Does scaling the WOD mean that I didn’t do it correctly? That I need to give more of myself? Why is there a stigma attached to scaling the WOD in the Crossfit community?
I have been doing CrossFit for more than 6 years and I can proudly say that I still scale the WOD. Even better: I plan to keep scaling it. Yes, I will continue to do this.
WHY SCALE THE CROSSFIT WOD?
The answer’s not simple…
One of the objectives of CrossFit is to lift more and to go farther and faster. But farther and faster than who? Than myself – I am my own competition. This may come as a surprise, but the objective of Crossfit is not to do it Rx. The objective of Crossfit is me versus myself.
For me, CrossFit is a way of life. I want to be able to do CrossFit all my life. At this point, doing the WODs Rx, even if I am physically able, is not practical if it means that I cannot function normally for the rest of the day. I want to enjoy my life and be productive outside of Crossfit.