When we were first developing the site, it was decided that lifting workouts like Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3 and Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5 should be compared by finding the max load at the prescribed reps. For the most part that seemed to be a pretty good comparison, especially within your own results. However, using just the max load didn’t seem to fully capture everything that happened when you performed the workout. Nor does it reflect the CrossFit idea that these are Max Effort strength workouts.
That’s why we are going to change how these workouts are compared and scored by on the site. Going forward, they are going to be scored by the total weight lifted. Don’t worry, you won’t need a calculator to post your result, we’ll do the totaling for you. In case you were wondering, it will be found by summing the weight multiplied by the reps in each set.
Here’s a quick example:
100 lbs x 3 + 105 lbs x 3 + 110 lbs x 1 = 725 lbs
On the site this result would be displayed as:
725 lbs | 100 lbs, 105 lbs, and 110 lbs (1)
Since the scoring is by the total weight, those results with heavier weights throughout the sets will be ranked higher even if the max load in a set is lower. Keep that in mind when comparing your results to others on the site.
There are quite a few lifting workouts on the site that have several thousand results each, so it’ll take some time to update all of them. You’ll know when a result has been updated when you see the total weight before the weights of each set, as in the example above.
Starting August 1st our beta period will be over. Most things will act the same as before with the notable exception that you’ll be asked to enter in your payment information. After a lot of research and debate we decided to use Amazon Payments to handle the subscription payments. Not only does this let us stay focused on building great features for you, but also lets us offer our low rate. Amazon has been a leader in e-commerce for years and leveraging that experience means we have lower overall cost which only helps us keep the subscription price low. Also, our members can be confident knowing their personal information is safe.
Let’s go through the sequence so that you know what to expect.
- Log into beyond the whiteboard as usual.
- View the subscription page with options to pay monthly or yearly. Click one of the Amazon Payments’ Subscribe buttons. Note, gym admins will be shown their gym payment options.
- You will be directed to Amazon Payments login page where you can use your Amazon.com account to sign in. If you don’t have one you can create one in under a minute.
- Select your payment method, usually the same one you have set for your Amazon.com account.
- View a summary of the subscription and payment method, click the confirm button.
- You will be directed back to beyond the whiteboard when the sign up is complete.
That’s pretty much it. Amazon Payments will charge you every month (or year) automatically.
Free Trial For Members
New members will get a one month free trial to test out the site before deciding to subscribe.
Free Trial For Affiliates
Affiliate gyms will be given a promo period that will include 10 members and up to 300 workout posts for free. Any of our current gyms that are under this threshold will be added to the promo period.