Stay within your abilities, know your limitations, but don’t be afraid to challenge yourself!
Scaling workouts is one of the most important aspects of training. From the moment you start CrossFit, you’ll be confronted with the necessity and challenge of scaling appropriately to your capabilities and limitations. There are different ways to scale workouts though, each of which can be utilized to various degrees depending on the workout and the individual athlete’s abilities. At the beginning, choosing appropriate scales can be challenging and often relies on a trial-and-error process but, thankfully, everyone goes through this! So take solace that you are never alone on your CrossFit journey and arm yourself with the information we’ve provided on the page below so that you can help facilitate your scaling decisions:
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Let us know if you have any questions or if there are other areas of scaling you’d like to know more about. Enjoy!