CrossFit 19.3 is the latest training in the illustrious murderous CrossFit Open, a short but extremely bad challenge designed to help you prove your fitness zeal. It's an unexpected workout that sets your entire body in shock, with a movement that you may never have practiced at the heart of your local CrossFit box.
Your time and energy are not worth it because it's a shoulder injury. And if you're smart, you'll move away from that point instead of tearing a delicate shoulder tendon while you're doing this 10-minute fight with stupidity.
Here's the thing with CrossFit: Not every workout is bad. After nine years of CrossFit Open, you've most likely heard both sides of CrossFit history. Its advocates will tell you that this is the ultimate fitness competition, that it creates a unique sense of the fitness community, and that it's the only workout that can make an average Joe push his heart rate through the roof. In the meantime, critics will tell you that the workouts are injuries waiting for you, and that every new box that opens will be worth a new Lamborghini for your local chiropractor.
The truth about CrossFit is in my opinion somewhere in between. But 1
All about the shoulders
Here's Training 101: They do everything. You work on a 225-pound bench press by gradually increasing the bench press, working on a complicated gymnastics move by breaking it up into smaller pieces, mastering each part, and then doing the whole thing. And once you've studied the train, you can test yourself in it.
Here's what 19.3 does: It tries to tire the most sensitive joint in your body, then this joint is tested in a brand new position that nobody can prepare for, that some CrossFit boxes do not even train, and the Half of this population is not ready for: The strict handstand push-up.
You are in a dangerous position to start at 19.3. Before reaching the handstand pushups, the boys pull up a single 50-pound dumbbell, hold it there and jump 200 feet. You can change the weight between your hands at any time, but regardless of this, you will have a high weight over your shoulders for a long time.
Why is that so bad? Because most people can not find the overhead position due to desk jobs and a variety of other issues.