Rob Orlando is a CrossFitter with a strongman background. On October 15, 2008, he saw the challenge put forth by CrossFit Alexandria in a CrossFit.com video they titled “King Kong” [wmv] [mov]. The video shows Matt Okonsky doing a workout consisting of 3 rounds for time of:
1 Deadlift at 455lbs
3 Squat cleans at 250lbs
4 Handstand pushups
The video ended with “Anyone else care to try?” Rob responded with a resounding Yes! He ended up doing six rounds of the workout about 20sec faster than Matt had done the original three. Here is his story.
See the video of Rob’s efforts here.