Two benchmark workouts and a 5RM deadlift have been on the agenda, and it's only Wednesday... Yep, it's testing week. I see the looks on faces - for most it's a mix of apprehension and excitement. The former because you know how difficult "Helen" can be, and the latter, because you've been training hard for a couple months and you want to PR.
Equally important as giving it your all during a benchmark, is writing down how your result. You can't move what you don't measure. When I inquire "Hey, everybody! What's your 5RM deadlift?" before class and I'm met with a handful of blank stares, I can tell that not everyone has been particularly scrupulous when it comes to logging their workouts.
Here's my take: if you're coming to CF 818, you've made a conscious decision to put a little more effort into fitness, so, you should (naturally) want to track your progress. You don't necessarily need to log every single workout, but strength and metcon benchmarks are a must. Snap a picture of the whiteboard, jot it down in a notebook, if you have a photographic memory, use it. Testing time comes around once in awhile, so this isn't a huge undertaking. Trust me, having a map of where you've been really helps you and your coaches on the road to your next PR.
You know Javi is gonna log his max Turkish get-up!
5 Rounds for time:
15 Power Snatch (95/63)
10 Lateral Hop Burpees
*Rest 1 minute between each round