What's the difference between progressions and scaling?
Progressions are ways to develop complex or difficult skills by building upon easier movements. Take today's Part A for example: we're working on bridges and handstands in order to progress towards a front handspring eventually. For some of us, that means progressing from the hip bridge to the wrestler's bridge to the full bridge, and progressing from wall handstands to freestanding handstands and round-offs, all on the way towards that distant handspring goal.
Scaling is a way to either increase or decrease the difficulty of the movements in the workout in order to create an equal playing field. Today's WOD in Part B is a good example. This is a 'scaled-up' WOD that demands skills that many of us are not yet capable of. We're setting a high bar and giving you something to aspire to. This workout can be easily 'scaled down' by performing handstand push-ups with knees on a box or doing assisted chest-to-bar pull-ups.
- Coach Nic
CrossFit RHC is a small group personal training class that optimizes fitness by using varied functional movements performed at high intensity. Using a combination of barbell training, bodyweight gymnastics, and cardio, CrossFit prepares you for any physical contingency known and unknown.
Riverside Health Club
2225 Riverside Drive
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Click here for Crossfit Schedule. Select "X Studio" under the "All Studios" drop down menu.
CrossFit RHC classes are available to Riverside Health Club members. These classes are sold as monthly packages.
Sign up at Customer Service or by calling 360-424-4200.
Monthly Billing Available
Our CrossFit instructors can conduct personal training in the X-Studio just like any of our other Personal Trainers, but they are qualified specifically to help out with CrossFit skills, such as:
-Improving weightlifting technique (Clean, Jerk, Snatch, Squat, Deadlift, Press)
-Developing gymnastic progressions (such as muscle-ups & handstand push-ups)
-Improving WOD scores & times
Prices are the same as Personal Training, starting at $65/hr, with lower hourly prices when purchased in larger packages or as monthly recurring services, conveniently auto-billed to their club account.
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.