Yep. But again, there are ways to "scale" for those that can't. You can use a band to take some of the load off and help you do them that way. You can do ring rows instead. There are always options! If anyone has ever seen the CrossFit games on ESPN those people are hard-core elite athletes, but the average CrossFitter is just that - average. We get overweight, deconditioned or even somewhat athletic folks that are great at one thing (like running) but lack strength and flexibility. We work on getting everyone up to speed - each at their own pace. You can change the weights used, number of rounds, number of reps, etc, to make it work for you. If you have an injury, you can work around it - we often get people with knee or shoulder problems and we will sub a different movement or adjust weight greatly, etc. My favorite part of the job is working with people who come in thinking "i can't do this" but stick with it anyway and before you know it they're lifting weight they NEVER thought they could lift, or stringing pull-ups together. It's so fun!
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