Today is the “Strength” part of our CrossFit methodology. We don’t do pure strength days very often, but when we do, we like to go all out. All of our lifts are strictly watched for form and we never go too high with the weight. We want to push you beyond what you think you are capable of, but we don’t want anyone to get hurt by performing the lifts incorrectly.
All of our lifts are functional movements, meaning that you will use these movements in real life. Unlike curls or benchpress, the press is important for putting things (think groceries, etc.) on a shelf above your head. Also, anytime the weight goes above your chest level, your are seriously engaging your core. No way around it, if you want to lift, you need those core muscles working at peak performance.
Great job to everyone in the morning class and look for big jumps in the future.