Anything worth doing is worth overdoing—or so goes the saying. So why shouldn’t we find out who’s got the highest box jump?
Ryan Moody of CrossFit 801 has overcome a lot in his life. CrossFit has helped him recover from numerous injuries and stave off chronic pain with functional movement as therapy. Moody has incorporated a number of Westside Barbell’s methods into his training and finds its strength and speed work beneficial to his overall goal.
At just 5’9”, Moody isn’t overly tall, but what sets him apart is his vertical leap.
“I’ve always liked to jump,” he says.
Standing in front of a huge stack of tractor tires, Moody faces an obstacle that’s chest-high and the only thing separating him from a world record.
The CrossFit Journal has heard anecdotal evidence that other CrossFitters might be able to beat Moody’s jump, but they’ll have to fill out the paperwork and film the attempt if they want the glory. Call the notary, stack the tires and get hopping to see how high we can push the record.
Additional reading: Kelly’s Koffin: Five Feet Over by Larry Gallagher, published May 25, 2009.