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to Scale or Not to Scale #2478

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Wednesday 11/30/16, #2478

The Pros & Cons of Scaling

Check out this Barbell Shrugged podcast. No, really, do it!

The Pros and Cons of Scaling Workouts – Episode 235

Do you have any clients or friends, that no matter what you say, absolutely refuse to “scale” a workout?

We all know that bro, who has something to prove…  The guy who has no business doing “Fran” as prescribed, but his ego is hard to stop .

This week Coach McElroy is back with us and we discuss what it means to properly “scale” workouts.

Specifically how to figure out what the goal for each workout is and how to adjust it accordingly to your fitness level so you can get the most out of that training session.

We cover how to adjust movements based on safety and efficacy so that the goal of that training session is reached. This is applied to a group and individual setting. So if you’re someone at home who trains on your own, and you see a workout that you’re not quite sure you should be doing the prescribed movements, reps or weight, this episode will help guide you.

Watch HERE


Muscle up skill/progression work


Programming Note:
Work on the progressions, form and strength. The goal today is not to hit your 1st muscle up, but rather to learn and work on the skills and foundation movements to help you develop your muscle up.


3 Rounds:

25 Power Snatch 75/55#
50-double unders

3 Rounds
20 Power Snatch 55/35#
150 Single Skips (or 50 Tuck Jumps)