It has been so much fun meeting with so many of you over these past few weeks for athlete check ins. I love seeing where people have come from and hearing where they want to go. ⁣

One of the goals for quite a few of our Master Athletes (55 +) is to do workouts RX. With the Open coming up on February 18th I think this is a good time to talk about what are the RX weights and movement for the 55+ age category. ⁣

Let’s take for example the workout we did in class a few weeks ago: ⁣

20.1
RX 18-54 yrs⁣
10 rounds for time of ⁣
8 Ground to Overhead 65/95 lb ⁣
10 Bar-facing burpees ⁣
15 min time Cap ⁣

20.1⁣
RX 55+ yrs⁣
10 rounds for time of ⁣
8 Ground to Overhead 45/65 lb ⁣
10 Bar-facing burpees ⁣
15 min time Cap ⁣


As you can see the weights are lower. Many of the movements will be modified too such as push press instead of a handstand push up or step ups instead of jumps. Some skills you will need however are things like double unders and regular kipping pull ups and toes to bar. There are always scaling options for these movements but if you can get one rep at RX it puts you way ahead of anyone who scales. We are hoping to be able to give you opportunities to work on these during open gym times and when we get back to strength classes again. ⁣

Hope this helps to understand that if you are 55 and older you may already be doing RX workouts and not even realizing it. ⁣

Keep on fighting the good fight, ⁣
Coach Tracey⁣