The Strength Numbers You Need to be Competitive in CrossFit

August 10, 2023 by
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Since the inception of the CrossFit Games, we have seen the sport develop and athletes continually push the limits of their athletic abilities. They’re doing things that, according to research, should not be physically possible and are rewriting the rulebook on strength and conditioning. Like being able to run a sub 5-minute mile and also back squat over 500 lbs. Or competing at the highest level in multiple sports like Tia Claire Toomey did in 2016 when she podiumed at the CrossFit Games then went on to compete in Weightlifting at the Olympics, representing Australia. The sport has widened the scope of what many in the industry thought was physically impossible.

We do A LOT of weightlifting and accessory work in our Invictus Athlete and Masters programs and oftentimes, athletes ask why do we lift so much instead of doing “WODs” everyday and spending time doing “CrossFit”. The answer always is that many who want to be competitive in the sport quite frankly are not strong enough to get through the door. 

Benchmarks in Strength to be a Competitive CrossFitter

What do we think are the benchmark numbers for an athlete looking to compete at the highest level in the sport? Find out…

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