Modern American Inventions: The Missed Lift

Have you ever front kicked a wall? Give it a go sometime. It’s a real rush! I obviously have. It was the summer of 2011 and we were ramping up for the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. I was training twice a day and I was irritable as one could get training twice a day with Palolitic era rations. 

I had just missed a lift and while that wasn’t anything new, I had a funny thought. Previous to my little foray into CrossFit, I didn’t have a single memory of missing a lift. Throughout our team lifts in college (Olympic lifts included), summer strength and conditioning programs on both coasts, and even the diligent compliance to off season training at my neighborhood gym. 

Zero missed lifts. 

That wasn’t at all because I was that good at lifting weights, either. Missing lifts just wasn’t in the program. Ever.

I say this, because I hope it’s a ton-of-bricks-type reminder like it was to me, that if you’re somehow normalizing missing lifts all the time that you might want to check your history. 

The missed lift is a new idea. And, it’s not a great one.

11/20/23 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 4 rounds of the following:
3 Front Squat

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
6 DB Split Squats – left
6 DB Split Squats – right
16 alt DB Reverse Lunges
8 Jumping Lunges

Complete 4 rounds of the following:
In :90…
Bull Run
Max Burpees
— Rest :90 —



Make 4 attempts at the following complex for load:
3 Push Press + 5 Push Jerks

Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:
6 Javilin Presses – Left
6 Javilin Presses – Right
6-8 Tempo Ab Wheel Roll Outs (31X3)

Then, AMRAP 12
200m Run
8 Pull Ups
12 Deadlifts (115/75)
4 Hang Power Snatches