Three rounds, 9-7- and 5 reps, for time of:
135 pound Squat snatch
Handstand push-up Yearly Benchmark
Max handstand push-ups in 2:00 minutes

And we're done!

The Last Benchmark of the Series!

One year ago we embarked into uncharted territory with the kick-off of the Benchmark Series.

CrossFit, by definition, is constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity. The belief in and goal of that training methodology is that it will increase work capacity across broad time and modal domains. The workouts are the expression of this goal – they are designed to increase our fitness level. 

But without a systematic approach to testing our fitness, we are left with a black box of workouts that may give us some data points (we’re leaner, fitter, happier) but don’t highlight in a measurable, observable, and repeatable way – if we’re fitter, or not. To truly know if we’ve increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains we must retest a variety of workouts that hit on all ten general skills – and retest them frequently. CrossFit’s benchmark workouts are one way we can test our fitness and are an integral part of CrossFit programming.

And so the Benchmark Series was born. 

Over the next week we will discuss some of the overall gym results and data from the Benchmark Series. But first, we want to hear from you.

What did you think of the Benchmark Series? Was it fun? Did you like this as a shop project? Did it structure your thought process about your weaknesses and how to address them? Did you PR throughout the series? What were some of your most impressive results?

Please post to comments.