Log Grace at Rainier CrossFit

By Kurtis Bowler, Dan Castillo and Todd Widman

In Exercises, Videos, Workouts

February 13, 2010

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“Dear Jesus!” pretty much sums up Todd Widman’s first impressions of doing Grace with a strongman log at Rainier CrossFit.

With instruction from Kurtis Bowler and Dan Castillo, Widman catches on very quickly, learning that one of the keys is to avoid a perfectly upright torso during the push-press/jerk portion of the movement. Because a strongman log is far bigger than a barbell, you actually have to lean back during the dip in order to keep the weight over your center of gravity. After that, the rest is “easy.”

With the details out of the way, it’s time to hit the WOD.

12min 30sec

Video by Again Faster.

Additional video: Teaching the Log Press by Kurtis Bowler, published Nov. 23, 2009.

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11 Comments on “Log Grace at Rainier CrossFit”

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Rob McBee wrote …

Incredible work guys. Truly inspiring and just freaking cool. I think I'm going to re-wire my morning class tomorrow into a strongman based workout. "Kurtis" for time...

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Nice work guys. Kurtis, if you can cut me off a little man log I might be able to give this a go. Todd, and Jason nice work. What was the log weight ? and can you give any detail on how to make a few of those logs ? or did I miss it in a previous post ?

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Rob McBee wrote …

Incredible work guys. Truly inspiring and just freaking cool. I think I'm going to re-wire my morning class tomorrow into a strongman based workout. "Kurtis" for time...

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Zach Even - Esh wrote …

that was straight up nastiness!!!

we should try this with shouldering a stone for the prescribed reps!

I might give it a go, I have a 175 lb stone!

--z--

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Rich Vos wrote …

Beasts!! I can't wait to see Todd get work done at the sectionals!

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wrote …

Kurtis, Dan, Todd- great work....

where is Rob Orlando???? it would be interesting to see CrossFits Strongman crushing a 160lbs "Log Grace".....Again Faster, can we get that too??haha

please keep more of these Strongman WOD's coming...It's def where its at now! The day has to be coming when strognman WOD's hit the mainsite..Zach good Luck on the 30 reps with the stone, thats gotta be a beast of a workout and the kind of stuff that needs to start hitting th3e mainsite WOD!

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Karl Eagleman wrote …

Awesome work!
I love the bell sound those steel logs make.

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wrote …

Good question Masso!!! I think even I could crush a 135 log in less than 6mins probably a 160 log too but Rob O would smash it in 2min 3 tops at 160!!!

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wrote …

Just like I predicted!! Rob O did log grace at 160lbs in 3:19!!!!!!

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wrote …

This wod is my nightmare. Great work, fellas.

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Great work guys, thanks for making it so glaringly obvious that I need to get stronger!

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