Join an all-star cast on a classic CrossFit road trip as Dave Castro, Sevan Matossian and Rob Orlando embark on a tour of California. This trip, however, isn’t for traditional sightseeing. The sights along this journey are barbells and top competitors as the group makes its way north, one workout at a time.
In Part 1 the group meets Josh Everrett, Greg Amundson and Ryan Williams, the latter of whom is a former Navy SEAL and the co-owner of CrossFit Forged. Their destination is a beach O-course at a Navy SEAL training ground in Coronado. And how can they make the course more challenging? Try adding a buddy carry in the sand.
Then, it’s on to a Navy SEAL gym, where they try their luck with rope muscle-ups. According to Castro, it’s a “good party trick.” Find out if Rob Orlando can beat the current “world record” on his first attempt.
To end the day, Orlando goes head to head with Dave Lipson in a heavy workout. Have you ever seen overhead lunges at 185 lb.?
“My fitness is hurting right now,” Lipson says after the experience.
Today’s epic start also offers a bit of history and a look into the future from two early CrossFit stars. Learn the origin of the term “firebreather” from Amundson, the “Original Firebreather.” And does three-time competitor Everett plan on trying to get back to the CrossFit Games again?
Additional reading: Teamwork Gets Athletes to the Games by Rob Orlando, with Jason Khalipa, Eric O’Connor and Patrick Burke, published Aug. 19, 2009.
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