One CrossFit Games champion has inspired another.
After watching, Sisu, Sevan Matossian’s documentary on 2009 CrossFit Games champion Mikko Salo, 2008 champ Jason Khalipa is forsaking the floor after a WOD. Salo sees sprawling out on the ground as a sign of submission and refuses to do it, and Khalipa is following suit in his prep for the 2010 Games.
From now until July, Khalipa will be following specific programming from Austin Begiebing of CrossFit Unlimited, and the powerful athlete from CrossFit Santa Clara is also working on his nutrition. If his time in a short power-clean/burpee WOD is any indication, his training is right on track for another strong performance at Aromas.
Additional reading: Redeeming a Bad Run by Mike Warkentin, published July 15, 2009.