Whichever comes first – Tue 10.10.17

 In W.O.D.

Todays WOD is either an AMRAP or a round timed score.  Whichever comes first, the 20 minute time cap or completion of 5 rounds

Strength: Deadlift 2-2-2-2-2

Conditioning:  AMRAP in 20:00 or 5 rounds:
– 20 Wall Balls  (20/14# to 10′, Health: 14/10# to 9′)
– 20 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (75/45#, Health: 45/35#)
– 20 Box Jumps (24/20″, Health: AHAP)
– 20 Push Presses (75/45#, Health: 45/35#)
– 20 Double Unders (Health: Attempts count)
– Rest 1 minute


Of all the movements in the CrossFit repertoire, few are criticized as often as the sumo deadlift high pull.

The movement was identified as foundational by CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman due to its transference of skill and high potential for power output, but critics of the sumo deadlift high pull (SDHP) challenge its efficacy and safety.

In this defense of the SDHP I will tackle the issue of safety.

To my knowledge, no scholarly studies have definitively examined injuries in CrossFit, but in my experience as a longtime affiliate owner, I think it’s safe to say shoulder injuries are some of the most common. Considering the number of overhead lifts and gymnastics movements regularly programmed, this really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. A simple analysis of overhead sports will reveal that shoulder injuries are among the most common ailments.

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