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. Along the way, they’ve picked up Bill Grundler of CrossFit Inferno, David Millar of CrossFit Marina and Dave Lipson. The 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 6, the group reaches CrossFit Salinas Valley to hit its second CrossFit workout of the day. On the plate are GHD wall-balls, push-ups, overhead squats and pull-ups. It’s a fast-paced workout that all comes down to the pull-ups.
But his daily 450-plus back squat still awaits Lipson. He’s back squatting every day for a year in memory of fallen CrossFitter Amanda Miller, who lost her battle with melanoma at age 23. What is it like to back squat that weight every day?
“It’s very much just a mental aggression thing. I don’t think it’s a strength thing. You need to just mentally prepare yourself to bear a lot of weight,” Lipson says.
After more van-ride hilarity, the crew makes its way further up the coast to Monterey.
“This is an amazing trip,” Orlando says of the experience. “It’s just an honor and a privilege to be wrapped up in this whole thing.”
Find out more about the athletes through an introspective glimpse into their personal lives, including more than you ever wanted to know about Dave (Bug-a-Boo) Lipson.
Additional reading: CrossFit Radio Episode 117 by Justin Judkins, originally aired April 28, 2010.
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