CrossFit is by design a measurable fitness program. Everyone (who’s able) squats to parallel, chins go over the bar in a pull-up and we prescribe certain weights for the workouts and call it “Rx”. It’s how we measure your current fitness vs 3 months from now and how we compare my score to yours.
If you’re going to keep score then everybody needs to do the same workout, the same amount of reps, meeting the samestandards and using the same weight. We can’t compare our scores if I get tired and don’t lock out my push-ups while you do. We can still however both still get a great workout, it’s just not Rx for me.
We use SugarWod to keep track of our workouts, weights and scores. Scores are entered as Rx if you’ve met all the movement standards, weights and reps. Scaled if you modify any of the above. It’s important to enter your score accurately. It doesn’t mean that an RX workout is better than a scaled workout. Matter of fact I can do a workout RX and the next guy can do a workout scaled and it’s very possible that he worked out much harder than I did. A lot of times a scaled workout can mean more reps done than the Rx version.
Strive for a great workout, Rx or otherwise. Be smart. Do the toughest version you can do each day and before you know it you’ll be logging your score as Rx!