Scaling: It’s Not a “Dirty” Word!
We all want to be at our best in every aspect of our lives…. including the box! We need to adapt to handle whatever life has in store for us.
Many people hesitate to keep an exercise program because they may be injured and/or cannot perform a certain movement to standard. I, myself, am dealing with this right now. And while I could let the fear of getting injured again or the anxiety of not being at my best stop me…I keep grinding on. “Life’s a climb…but the view is great!”
The key to ‘fitness as a lifestyle’, is keeping an exercise plan no matter what your current level or situation. Scaling, is not an admission of weakness or something to be ashamed of. Even super fit athletes will need to scale down at times. LIKE ME!
To effectively scale a workout you should:
- Reduce the number of rounds, repetitions, sets – or time intervals.
- Take some weight off the bar! Reduce the weight, but keep the movement.
- Modify or substitute the movement.
All of these options will help you move safely and make sure you get a great workout. And if you’re not sure, ask your coach!
The workouts prescribed in class are something to aim towards, as a goal. Many members have gone from being sedentary to being able to participate in sports they love again. But most importantly, they’ve improved their health and fitness.
The bottom line is, it doesn’t matter who you are or what your situation is, every person needs to train the same types of functional movement for optimal physical health and fitness.
LIVE TODAY, BETTER THAN YESTERDAY!