Rules of Thumb for Scaling Weight on Your Barbell in Metcons
Written by Michele Vieux
There are a couple rules of thumb when scaling weight for metcons. But before getting into those, I just want to put it out there that if you still learning movements – especially Olympic lifting – or are focusing on technique, then doing them for time usually isn’t the best idea because all that you’ve learned and the technique that you’re practicing goes out the window when you are racing the clock.
If this sounds like you, then I’d recommend doing your Oly work in Part A or in warm-ups for skill work so that you can take the time to focus on proper technique and mechanics.