Rep it out

DSC01224Matt lifting his own body weight

CrossFit benchmarks are like no other. We have mentioned some of them in a previous post. Let's take the body weight dead lift, as a benchmark. When an athlete first come into the gym we don't expect them to be able to have a body weight dead lift. After an athlete has been around for a while we expect them to have the capacity to 'rep out' body weight dead lifts. The workout "Christine" is a great marker of an athletes ability to 'rep out'. If you watch Patrick's attempt you will notice that the dead lift is not really the hard part of the workout. For a novice athlete the dead lifts are the hard part.

3 rounds for time of:
500 meter row
12 deadlifts, body weight
21 box jumps