Movin’ On Up

 

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So something interesting happened today. Despite the fact that we’ve only deadlifted a handful of times this year for weight, about 90% of the gym PR’d their maximal effort. We’re not following any specific strength program yet people are getting stronger. So that begs the question: Do you have to do a specific strength program to get stronger? The short answer is “No, you don’t.”

Now don’t get this confused with a different question: Do you have to do a specific strength program to be strong? The answer to that question is a little more complicated but the short answer is “Yes, but it depends on what you consider ‘strong’ to be.” Is deadlifting 3x your bodyweight strong? I’d say so. Can you CrossFit your way to 3xBW DL? That’s also like asking, can you CrossFit your way to a 16:00 5K, a 2XBW Snatch, or a 3:00 1000M Row? They all fit in the same spectrum.

Whether any of these questions mean anything to you is not really the point of this post. The point I’m trying to make reflects on the goal we’re trying to achieve. Our goal here at CrossFit Woodbridge is to help our members build a capacity in functional movement with an intense, constantly varied program. Based on today’s results, looks like we’re heading in the right direction. If you got a PR today, make some (virtual) noise!! Put your old and new 1RM Deadlift in the comment section.

TODAY: FRI, JUNE 28, 2013

AMRAP IN 15 MINUTES

2 SHOULDER-TO-OVERHEAD 185#/125#

4 TOES-TO-BAR

8 BOX JUMPS 30″/24″

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7 Responses to Movin’ On Up

  1. Dan says:

    So proud of all those names up there.

  2. Jorge Medina says:

    New deadlift PR (255), after recent low back surgery!!

  3. Kelly says:

    It has been a long time since I last DL’ed for a 1 RM (December), and that was 125#. My 3 RM was 180 a couple of months ago. Today I lifted 215#, so I’d say that my progress sort of proves your point!

  4. Emily says:

    Old 220, new 235! I love to see my progress, and to know that everyone else is also getting PR’s, all thanks to an incredible box and superb coaches!!

  5. josh says:

    old 275 new 315 thanks to Lloyd not letting me drop the bar while struggling to lock out

  6. Laura says:

    My old 1RM was 140, my old 3RM was 155 not too long ago, and today’s was 205!

  7. tassha says:

    To be fair, the last time I did a DL 1RM was April 2012, and that was 225#. Last night, 295# LIKE a MF’ing BOSS!

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