The CrossFit Total is a benchmark workout first published to the CrossFit Journal in 2006. Read this article from Mark Rippetoe, CrossFit and fitness OG. Here are some of his tips:
1) Don’t be stupid. Don’t total if you’re injured to the extent that a total will aggravate the problem. This will cost you in at least training time, and possibly time off of work if you’re ultra-stupid.
2) Don’t be greedy. Learn to recognize the difference between greed and ambition, and be merely ambitious.
3) Don’t be pig-headed. If your first attempt tells you that you need to lower your second, do so, without a misplaced sense of diminished self-worth. It’s a test, and it’s designed to measure what’s there, not create something that’s not. That’s what training is for.
It was even an event in the 2018 CrossFit Games. You can see how you compare to the top athletes here.
Get ready to lift some heavy weights!!!
Find your 1 RM of the following lifts: