Firebreathers and potential firebreathers present an interesting challenge for trainers. Because top athletes are usually pretty good at most movements, trainers can often forget about them while working with struggling athletes. Similarly, some firebreathers aren’t challenged by WODs programmed for the general CrossFitter and get complacent because they always get the top times and weights.
One great idea: scaling up a WOD. If we scale down for athletes, we can scale up to give top CrossFitters the challenge they need.
Additional reading: Scaling Up CrossFit Workouts With Rings by Tyler Hass, published May 1, 2008.