Today, tomorrow and Wednesday we are conducting our twice yearly fitness testing. We repeat three workouts from 6 months ago to see how much our fitness has improved. Today we are testing our strength, tomorrow we are testing our gymnastics skills and work capacity with the CrossFit Level 4 Athletic Skill Levels, and Wednesday we are testing our work capacity with Christine.
Our Mobility Monday video is focused on our deadlift set-up. Pay attention to how you address the bar. You want to have the same set-up every time. According to KStar, "The deadlift set-up is easy: get stiff, load the hips, send the knees forward, pull back, stand up. It's a strategy athletes should use every time they approach the barbell, and it becomes increasingly important when they're tired." Pay attention to your movement.
CrossFit or Powerlifting Total
You have three attempts to establish a max effort back squat, bench or shoulder press, and deadlift. Good luck!
These two workouts test your strength. They also elicit a terrific human growth hormone release in response to the heavy loads. You might be very hungry within a few hours of completing the workout. Eat more protein today than usual. Your body will thank you for it!
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