CrossFit Strong by Freddy C of CrossFit One World. I like how Freddy puts high end strength numbers in perspective. I heard a similar story from Josh Everett about a weight lifter from the Olympic team who got out of breath walking up two flights of stairs. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t want to be a power lifter or Olympic weightlifter. But I do want to be strong. I also want to be good, see and I mean really good, this site at gymnastics, running, rowing, hitting, catching and throwing a ball, shooting, climbing, jumping and more. That requires a balance across the 10 general physical skills, although strength and power are arguably the most important.
It’s also good to see Freddy write this post. I’ve met Freddy a few times, and I’ve been checking his site for years. I know he favors strength in his training. But here, he seems to admit that chasing pure strength does, in the long run, hinder fitness.
Being a CrossFitter obsessed with numbers, I really like Freddy’s CrossFit Strong numbers. They provide an excellent goal for a male CrossFitter. Aside from the Snatch (which I got) and the Deadlift (which I don’t), I am 35#s off every big lift. I kind of think Snatch for men should be 225, but keep em round. I’m ok with my #’s for now. Ladies, what are your thoughts on his CrossFit strength benchmarks?
Louis being strong.
Workout of the Day
New members – Front Squat
Experienced members – You may back squat. Your choice.
50 Air Squats