I have had this discussion MANY times.  The idea of programming very hard workouts and that it will scare people away or that people wont be able to do the stuff and it will mess with their ego and make them feel bad.  I am not a fan of "levels" in group training.  The main reason is that it doesn't matter how many levels we have, there will be scaling and modification happening even in those groups.  Now, what this does do is put some work on the trainer to make sure that each person is doing the appropriate weight based on their abilities and level.  But as long as the right warm-ups and progression drills are done, then the trainer should be able to see issues well before the member gets in too deep and heavy.  But on the positive side, it allows ALL levels of our members to train together, cheer each other on, and high five at the end!  We write our workouts with cues in there so that everyone will at least have a good idea of where they should be then they can go from there.  Each movement will have a RX'ed weight, a % of their 1RM, and a "wt to get X UB" number.  With these, everyone should be able to find their correct weight.  Now for those that get bummed out because they have to "scale" or "modify" the workout every day.......DONT WORRY ABOUT IT!!!!!  We have about 15% of our members that can do our workouts RX'ed, which means the rest will be scaling, or as I like to say, GETTING THE INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMMED WORKOUT FOR THEM.  So if you are getting the right workout for YOU, then why would you be bummed out???  Pretty much all of us learned early in our CrossFit careers that your ego gets kicked to the roll-up door almost immediately.  Once the ego is dropped, then you can start your fitness training from where ever you are and grow your fitness from there.  I stand by this idea and love what it has done for our members:)

FEEL THE BURN!!!

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INFERNO Warm-up x 3

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Bench Press (13 min)

.......Find a 1RM

*SPOT WELL FOR YOUR PARTNER!

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then...

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18min EMOM

.......Min 1)  15 reps Snatch (115/75, 45%1RM, wt to get 18-22UB)

.......Min 2)  12 reps Thrusters (same as above)

.......Min 3)  9 reps Chest to Bar Pull-ups

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MWOD:   oh the lower back