Rob Orlando is a CrossFitter and strongman competitor, so he’s the first to tell you an 800-lb. deadlift doesn’t mean much if you can’t do pull-ups or double-unders.
“My goal was to try test people’s ability to adapt quickly and still be strong,” he explains.
Recognizing that strongman events for CrossFitters need an on-ramp of sorts, Orlando set the competition up to give everyone a chance to compete at manageable events before sending the truly strong competitors on to a very difficult final WOD that would push them to the limit.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional video: Being Strong for Fragile X, Part 1 by Kurtis Bowler, published Jan. 3, 2010.