It doesn’t matter where you start; only where you are going. When Jeff started in early June he hadn’t exercised regularly in years. The first time he did Burpees he felt like it would kill him. He thought he just couldn’t do Burpees. Less than a month later we did another burpee workout and, comparitively, he killed IT. “It has long been our contention, our observation…, that people’s needs differ by degree, not kind. Olympic athletes and our grandparents both need to fulfill their potentials for cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, speed, power, coordination, accuracy, balance, and agility. One is looking for functional dominance; the other is looking for functional competence. Competence and dominance manifest and optimize through identical physiological mechanisms. We scale our program by altering rest, load, intensity, etc. while utilizing the same exercises for everyone whenever possible.” -Greg Glassman, CrossFit founder.