WOD: 5.27.14

“It’s not the load that breaks you, it’s the way you carry it.”

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WOD:

Watch a video for this workout“CrossFit Total”

Back Squat 1 RM
Shoulder Press 1 RM
Deadlift 1 RM
For total weight
Download the free PDF from the CrossFit Journal for details on how to perform the CrossFit Total.
The CrossFit Total reflects an athlete’s functional strength capacity more accurately than any other test, writes Mark Rippetoe. The CrossFit Total is the sum of the best of three attempts at the squat, the press, and the deadlift. There is no time limit for each lift or for the length of the session in which they are all performed, but they must all be performed during one session—
The first attempt would be a weight you know you can do for a heavy set of three. The second attempt would be a weight you know without any doubt that you could do for a single, having just done the first attempt. And the third attempt is the weight you want to do, based on your performance on the previous two attempts.

“CrossFit Total” with Nicole and Zac