The CrossFit Scaling Course teaches and tests CrossFit coaches on how to scale exercises and workouts. I finished the course, and here’s what I thought and what I learned.
Scaling is a training principle of CrossFit where we preserve the intended stimulus of the workout, but we modify the load, reps, or technical requirements of the exercise to make it better for you. Scaling is also called adjusting or modifying a workout. To successfully provide a workout that is accessible to beginners and advanced athletes, we consider the scalability of the workout from the outset of its design. Here is the same workout in three different levels.