Scaling is life.

Scaling is how we get better.

It takes more self-knowledge to scale appropriately, that it takes to just do Rx

Scale down, scale up, scale left, and scale right.

If you don’t know how to scale the workout, ask your coach.

That’s why they are there.

If your coach asks you what you are doing when you scale and modify, tell them your plan.

They are asking because they care about you and they want to help, not to judge or deny.

They are coaches because they care.

Some people think that we coach because we want to tell people what to do.

I’ll tell you a little secret, those coaches don’t last.

People don’t like to be told what to do.

Those coaches learn quickly that it is not satisfying and they move on.

Our coaches care.

They are here because they care about you getting better.

They care about you being safe.

They care about you.


When a coach takes weight off your bar – swallow your ego and trust them.

When you find out halfway through a workout that you bit off more than you can chew, modify the WOD.

When you spend more time staring at the bar than lifting it – remember why you are here and make a change.

There is a reason for the workout.

A planned stimulus response.

Scale the workout to get the right response.