Have You Got What It Takes?

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One of the central claims in CrossFit is that the fitness you get by participating is “functional.” Well, what should the measure of functional be outside of the gym? In 1926 a gentleman by the name of Earle Liederman published a book in which he claimed that every man should be able to save his own life (sorry, ladies – back in the day women couldn’t save their own lives), and he included the 5 benchmarks that would ensure that you could count on yourself in the event of an emergency – they include standards for swimming, running, jumping, pull ups, and dips. Liederman claims that “If [a man] can accomplish these things he need have no fear concerning the safety of his life should he be forced into an emergency from which he alone may be able to save himself.” Look here to see how you measure up. Ladies too. smile

Louie having too much fun on the rower

Today’s Workout
AMRAP in 20 minutes
3 power cleans (135/95)
2 rounds of:
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 squats



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