Important Notes about Fitness Levels:

  • There is a specific list of Workouts and Movements that are used in calculating your Fitness Level. These workouts must be done as Rx’d (not modified) in order to receive a level for that workout. If you don’t have any qualifying results for a category, you won’t have a level for that category. You will find the workouts in their specific category. Below you will see the Light category, just scroll down to find all the Light category WODs.

  • Modified workouts do not currently receive a level. At this point, there is no acceptable method for comparing differently scaled workouts, but we are hard at work on a solution to standardize different scaled results and map them to a Fitness Level.

  • Modified workout results are all put below Rx’d results when calculating levels. It’s a standard practice across our community that someone who completes a workout Rx’d automatically beats someone who scales, even though sometimes the scaled time might be considered a better performance. We realize this is not always true, but looking through the data we discovered the exceptions were pretty rare and not statistically significant.
  • We only consider your best score/time/lift over the last 6 Months. We don’t look at your awesome Fran from 4 years ago, because it doesn’t tell us very much about what you are capable of currently. Conversely, if you are sick, having a bad day, taking it easy, etc., we will not hold that against you. As long as you have a better performance on that workout/lift in the last 6 months, your level will not go down. You will have a little time to redeem yourself while that older result is still within the 6 month window.
  • We automatically pull in Power Lifts and Olympic Lifts from lifting workouts, so you don’t have to do a specific 1RM workout to get credit. We also pull in run and row intervals (e.g. 4 x 400m runs) if they are your fastest, and use them for your Speed and Endurance Categories.
  • Fitness Level updates after each logged score.
  • By drilling down to the Category Pages (Analyze > Fitness Level > Bodyweight, e.g.) you can see all the workouts that count for that category, and which one you have done in the last 6 months. (See first image above)

Fitness Level updates in 2 different ways:
  1. Your Fitness Level updates instantaneously when you log a NEW result for the CURRENT day. So if I went to the gym and did "Fran", and logged it, my Fitness Level would adjust right away after it saves.
  2. The site does a full Fitness Level Report re-run once a week. This re-run scans for any changes to older results that might have been entered wrong or just back-logged because someone forgot to post it the day they did it.

If I were to go on today, log a "Fran" score that I did 4 weeks ago, my fitness level WOULD NOT update instantly because the system isn't picking up that backdated result. It would get added once the weekly full re-run goes through and checks back.