Have you signed up for the Filthy 150 RX division and having some nervous regret?
There’s no need, and here’s why.
Firstly, you can’t look at it like you would an individual RX competition. Its just a different thing.
In an Individual RX competition, you are going to need everything to avoid humiliation. Walk on your hands, muscle ups, snatch at least 80, clean & jerk at least 110, sub-five Fran…the list goes on.
The point is, it’s all on you.
For teams, the rules change. The guidelines state,
“You will need at least one advanced athlete and three Intermediate athletes to compete”
So, what does intermediate mean? Well, usually it means something like..
“I can do box jumps, lift a barbell pretty well, and can do some toes to bar(sort-of), maybe some pull ups, and I’m fit as well-worked sheep dog.”
There is a reason most of the newest and busiest CrossFit competitions in Ireland are Intermediate or scaled. That’s simply where the majority of the population sits.
In reality, the volume of legitimate RX individual athletes in Ireland is pretty small. With over 1000 athletes at this years Filthy 150, those guys will represent about 10% of the field.
If you are somewhere between the 40%-90%, you will probably belong in RX.
The scaled is a safe bet. I get it. But is it going to challenge you?
If so, that’s brilliant. It will be tough and you can go have a great weekend.
A competition is meant to be tough. But it’s also meant to bring out something in you that you have not found before.
It’s meant to break new ground.
Will there be advanced movements you have not done yet? Probably. But more than likely at the end of a workout where you can swing for the fences. Can i guarantee you will find everything perfectly in your comfort zone? Definitely not.
What i can promise is that if you are legitimately an intermediate athlete, you should be aiming for RX and you will not regret it.
Imagine how proud you will be of yourself once you have gone through it. Imagine how much it will push on the greater and greater things next year.
Imagine being able to call yourself an RX competitive CrossFitter.