You've been strength training since last April's Total. Get ready for VICTORY on Saturday's Total! Everyone should come cheer!


We are Totaling this Saturday in Hadley at 9.00 a.m.!!

Please arrive at 8:30am to begin your warm-ups.

1. The Black Box Total

Level III and Level II: 3 attempts to establish a 1RM front squat 3 attempts to establish a 1RM bench press 3 attempts to establish 1RM deadlift

Your Total is the sum of your best efforts for all three lifts.

Level I: Front squat 3-3-3-3-3 Bench Press 3-3-3-3-3 Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3

The Black Box Total is the sum of the best of three attempts at the front squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. Anyone in a position to attempt a legitimate CrossFit Total should be familiar enough with their capabilities on the lifts to have a fairly good idea of just what might be possible for a one-rep max (1RM). This number is what you warm up intending to do. For each lift, you get three attempts to establish a 1RM.

The first attempt would be a weight you know you can do for a heavy set of three. The second attempt would be a weight you know without any doubt that you could do for a single, having just done the first attempt. And the third attempt is the weight you want to do, based on your performance on the previous two attempts.

Novices will not max out, but may work up to a best set of three.

“Totaling” takes about an hour and a half to two hours. So arrive early to kick it off at 9.00 a.m. sharp!


AND! This Sunday in Northampton, we are hosting a fundraiser 5k run for the victims of the events in Orlando.
Members and Non-Members of PVCF are encouraged to come. ALL ARE WELCOME! For more information, click here.