Scaling a workout in weight or reps is not a bad thing and is something that should be considered for every workout done. A few things to keep in mind while preparing for a workout.
(1) What’s the goal of the workout? Is it supposed to be a faster paced, high heart rate conditioning piece, or is it aimed at building techniques or strength?
(2) What are YOUR goals for the workout? Do you need to slow it down and focus on technique or strength? Or vice versa, would you benefit more from a higher paced conditioning workout? There are going to be times where you are ready to transition to the next step in a movement and in order to do that you might have to scale either intensity, or reps or load. Maybe you’ve gotten comfortable with the power Snatch and Overhead Squat and now it’s time to combine the two and do a full Squat Snatch in a workout. In this case you may need to scale both weight and intensity levels in order to progress in the movement.
(3) What’s going to be the safest and most effective route towards achieving your desired goals? Scaling can help keep you in the game. There’s no sense in doing everything “prescribed” if your body suffers in the process. In every workout done the first priority should always be Technique. Keeping your standards high on this priority will always have a higher pay off in the end. First technique then speed.
Alternating EMOM 12
1) 8 Total Back Rack Walking Lunges
2) 5 Front Squats
3) 15-20 Sit-Ups
50 Deadlifts (185/125)
30 Toes to Bar
20 Overhead Squats (135/95)