This has been and is currently called the “Crossfit Total” but since Coach Mark Rippetoe designed it for Crossfit, I’ll refer to this great workout by giving the credit to Rip!
By either name, it has been a very long time since I have done it, but today was a good day to break some PR’s. In the squat, previously I had done 315# and today kicked it up to 340# and went deep. I equaled my PR in the shoulder press-barely, at 185#. Finally, in the deadlift, I pulled 435#, which is 25# off my 1RM. My total for the three events jumped from 905# to 960, which was really exciting to me.
Now, if I can pull that 1RM of 460# in the deadlift and kick up the squats a bit, I can break 1,000#.
As I type this, I am futilely trying to fight off a nap, but why fight it? The CNS is shutting down a few non-vital systems for now! The hammock awaits.