Because it can become a cause people to make bad decisions for the wrong reasons. I even have a hard time some days not rxing. Why? Because I’m strong enough to rx so I should rx…. right? NO!
I’m still coming back from injuries and my body is not 100% and most days that members walk in the door aren’t at 100% be it work, kids, stress, money, lack of sleep, who knows. People see the rx as a requirement not a suggestion.
I caught myself doing it this morning as I headed into today’s wod: 7 deadlift/7 toes to bar amrap in 7min. I had written the workout out 155 for women, but my body just wasn’t feeling it today. So I lowered the weight to 115 and CRUSHED the rounds. You can ask my forearms how they felt after 77 dl and 70toes to bar – holy hard!
I could have pushed through the 155 as it’s a very manageable weight for me, but I would have gotten less rounds and in 7min I wanted it to be fast and furious. I taught myself a good lesson – rx is overrated sometimes. I got in a good wod and I’m injury/kink free. I’ll take it!