Check your ego at the door. It's our #1 rule for a reason. Sometimes your ego can push you to do things that aren't in your own best interests.
CrossFit workouts are generally written for advanced athletes and then scaled down appropriately for one's level of fitness, experience with the movements involved, and work capacity. When one completes a CrossFit WoD as written, we describe it as being completed "as prescribed" or "Rx'd". But there are times when I have seen athletes use the Rx'd weights to the detriment of their training. Remember: the clock is a motivational and measuring tool for your training. It isn't meant to turn every workout into an ultra-intense competition. You are training to make yourself better. Sometimes, even if you may be able to struggle your way through a workout as Rx'd, your overall training may be better served by scaling back the weights, reps, or rounds. If finishing a workout as prescribed is going to adversely affect your training for the rest of the week, then don't do it! Part of making fitness an everyday part of your life is knowing how far you can push and still recover to continue training.
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5 rounds for time:
12 Deadlifts (155/105)
9 Hang Power Cleans
6 Push Jerk
Posted by Zareh.