Sunday 3.15.14

CrossFit Games Open Workout 14.3 is coming to a close tomorrow.  Two more workouts left!  Please make sure you get in you scores ASAP, so we don't have to track you down after 4 pm, less than an hour before the end of submissions.

I liked this workout.  Not because I did amazingly on it, because I didn't, but simply because I enjoy the Deadlift.  The Deadlift is a good exercise to gain confidence in.  It's easy to maintain mostly proper form and, if you can't lift it, you simply let it fall back to the floor, all from below the waist.

It's also an exercise that you can remain proficient in without doing it as often.  Back Squat, Bench Press, Shoulder Press, Cleans, etc., if you're not doing them, you lose a lot of gains.  With Deadlifts (not talking powerlifting goals or CrossFit Total PR's), if you just do CrossFit and lift heavier and faster, the Deadlifts don't decrease as much.

Here's some proof.  We rarely program Deadlifts as the strength portion of our workouts, but I know and see that many of you out-performed your expectations during 14.3:

Very nice job everyone.  Many Deadlifts mixed with Box Jumps is one heck of a combo.  Any guesses for 14.4?

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