Two squat cleans every minute for 15 minutes.

Last month, we wrapped up the 2016 Benchmark Series. For 12 months, athletes were tested on 12 different workouts and four lifts on a quarterly basis. The goal of the series is to provide a structured basis for athletes to test their progress.

Over the years, we have tried a number of different methods to program at the shop – we’ve programmed from other gyms, done programming ourselves, and followed the mainsite – crossfit.com – all with the intent and goal of “increasing work capacity across broad time and modal domains” (the goal of CrossFit).  We want our athletes to be good at CrossFit and the ten general physical skills so that they have a  general, physical, preparedness that enables them to do well at any sport or task life throws their way now, and long into the future.  

This is a big goal and a big responsibility – and one we have never taken lightly.

Over the next few days, we’ll review some of the whys behind what we do and introduce a few updates and changes to the 2017 Benchmark Series. And, we’ll announce the workouts for 2017!