Though for many WOD’s you may hear us telling you guys to scale down a bit, AMRAP’s are a perfect time to scale up, especially if we’d like to eventually work up to RX weights and movements.
Maybe you’ve been swinging the 12kg (blue) KB for a while now, and have had your eye on the 16kg (yellow), there may also have been times where you’ve finished a workout with the 12kg, and thought to yourself “man, I could’ve used the yellow”.
The usual fear in scaling up is the feeling of biting off more than you can chew, ending up with a slower time for the WOD (or finishing last- gasp!!) , and/or not beating your rival at the box. But remember, in AMRAP’s, the time component is fixed. If it’s a five minute AMRAP, that’s all you’ll be working for, five minutes and not a second more. Whereas if you choose to scale up during a WOD that’s say “4 rounds for time”, where we’re all gonna log in a different time/ score, then you may instead want to scale down or stick to the weight you currently use.
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