Michael Papes was a tae kwon do master and trainer who thought he was fit. Then he ran into a few CrossFit WODs at San Francisco CrossFit. Connect the dots in between those workouts and this video, filmed at the grand opening of his box, Tamalpais CrossFit in San Rafael, Calif.
With a host of CrossFitters and potential CrossFitters checking out the new facility, Papes talks about how he was able to find a location, as well as his plan for the first months of operation. Then he explains all the eye bolts in the floor of the box.
Turns out Papes has found a clever way to allow athletes to use resistance bands while training: he’s drilled holes in the floor to accommodate removable bolt systems. According to Papes, the bolts are even strong enough to resist the inhuman pulling power of Kelly Starrett himself.
Now that’s an impressive system.
Additional reading: CrossFit Westside? by Tom Seryak, published March 24, 2010.