CrossFit Unbroken

By Jordan Gravatt

In Affiliation, Videos

March 01, 2010

Video Article

Bend 20 nails for time?

Matt Hathcock’s CrossFit Unbroken is one of a number of affiliates that embraces strongman movements and a few other things you might not see on Given that the athletes can’t really run outside in the dark, icy conditions created by a Colorado winter, they had to find something else to play with, so they got creative.

Hathcock uses the main site for programming inspiration but makes substitutions as needed, and he’s got a few strongman implements lying around to make things interesting. Then there’s that box of nails and bolts in the corner ... .

As in any truly great CrossFit video, the cameraman is challenged to perform feats of strength, and with a little instruction from Hathcock, Jordan Gravatt puts down the camera and picks up a nail.

Additional reading: Theoretical Template for CrossFit’s Programming by Greg Glassman, published Feb. 1, 2003.

7min 13sec

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8 Comments on “CrossFit Unbroken”


wrote …

I love nail bending, no one gets it. I've been doing it for close to 2 years on and off training to bend the Ironmind Red nail which takes a little over 500lbs of pressure to bend I believe . My PR is a 5.5" Grade 5 bolt.


wrote …

Nice job Matt. Good to see some solid Colorado CrossFit Affiliates getting some air time.


wrote …

Sweet Video Matt!


wrote …

Way to go Matt!


Zach Even - Esh wrote …

hells yea, Matt, and killa shizza for Jordan representin and bending nails!!!



Joseph Wilson wrote …

Damn Sweet Video Matt! I'll get to those nails soon...lets just get my snatch perfect first...


Paul Dreyer wrote …

I'm happy to say I was there in the beginning! Good job Matt!


wrote …

Awesome video. Good luck in the games this year.

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