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#
8 BOX JUMPS 30″/24″