"We keep going back, stronger, not weaker, because we will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way."

~ Earl G. Graves ~

Our weight training culminates in the sport of Weightlifting; this is the Olympic sport that includes the "Clean and Jerk" and the "Snatch." The squat, bench-press, and deadlift are used to support and develop the Olympic Lifts and themselves constitute the sport of Powerlifting. CrossFit employs the training techniques and lifts therefore of both Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting as primary weight training concerns. Here is a site of valuable Powerlifting and Weightlifting sites: http://www.goheavy.com/links/

You guessed it, today we are determining our total for the three Powerlifting lifts, the deadlift, bench-press, and the squat.

Take your time. Warm-up with sets of three to five reps. Rest. Increase the weight, drop the reps, and lift again. Repeat this process until you've established a max weight for each lift. Total the lifts and submit for ranking. The total is comprised of your max lift at one rep for each exercise.