You want me to do WHAT?!
CrossFit is infinitely scalable to meet anyone's body type, lifestyle, age, or fitness level.
“Scalability” is a word that you will hear frequently here at CrossFit 615. During each class, everyone does the same workout, but that workout will always have several scaling options. This makes it possible for all of us – with our different body types, personal goals and levels of ability – to work alongside one another safely. We motivate one another, cheer one another on, and sometimes participate in some healthy competition. But, ultimately, every workout is yours alone. Your workout = your pace.
Every workout has an Rx, which is the recommended weight or movement to be used. Every workout, however, has many options to scale back, also called "scaling", the workout until your are comfortable doing more and ready to progress. Our goal is to help you achieve your goal. We want you to be safe and know that we are here to help. Everyone starts somewhere. Today is your day.
We use "bumper" plates during the barbell portion of our workouts. While they may all look the same size, they are different thicknesses and weights, ranging from 10lbs to 65lbs. If you have ever seen videos of people dropping their weights on the ground, these bumper plates make that possible. We often drop the weights in class and that's totally acceptable.
Barbells are huge!! Did you know, however, barbells come any many sizes? At CrossFit 615 we use 3 different sized barbells in our workouts - men's, women's, and technique (training). The men's bar weighs 44 lbs (although, we say 45 lbs for easy math) and it's knurl, or handle, is 28mm. The women's bar weighs 33 lbs, (again, we round up to 35 lbs) and it's knurl is 25mm, making it easier to grip with smaller hands. The technique bar weighs a light weight 15 lbs and it's knurl is the same size as the men's bar, 28mm. It's a great bar to help you with technique while becoming more comfortable with the movements.
How else can we scale? The possibilities are endless! The goal is to keep moving and have fun!