For Maximum Distance:
Standing Broad Jump
3 Rounds for time:
15 Deadlift (225/163)
400 M Row
For the standing broad jump, athletes must “stick” their landing for the jump to count. That means that they cannot fall forward or backward, or stutter step for balance. The measurement will be taken from the heel of the foot closest to the starting line.
Some thoughts on the CrossFit Total:
Some people were conversing over why they might not be “getting stronger” in the those three primarily lifts after months training. Obviously, they were frustrated over a disappointingly small increase in their total, that their total stayed the same, or in some cases, that their total went down (as it did for me by roughly 30 pounds). The fact of the matter is, however strong you are today stands only for today, and will hold no real bearing on tomorrow. The body does not, and cannot perform at maximum capacity each and every time you step through the door of the gym. Many variables; diet, rest, stress, focus, the music playing in the background, the motivational speech (or lack there of) of your lifting partner play remarkably influential roles in your performance. Frankly, I’ve been involved in CrossFit long enough to say that none of them can be underestimated. So, if you found that your lifts weren’t what you’d hoped they might be, don’t be upset. Really, you should do the total once a week for six weeks, take the averages of your best lifts from each effort and take that to be the most accurate indicator of your strength. At any rate, fitness, and strength are journeys of ups and downs. Sadly, the ups are never high enough, and the downs are painful to experience. This will never change.
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