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Mikko Salo: Coming to America Part 2 by Mikko Salo - CrossFit Journal

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

January 19, 2011

Video Article

Join Mikko Salo, the 2009 CrossFit Games champion, on his road trip across America—but this trip isn’t quite the same as the CrossFit Journal’s last Road Trip with Dave Lipson, Rob Orlando and Dave Castro. A man of few words, Salo is rarely distracted from his quest to better his training.

Salo’s journey continues at Rogue Fitness, home of 2010 Games champion Graham Holmberg. The two champions talk about the future of the Games.

“The events, everything every year changes, so you’re going to see a different blend of winners,” Holmberg says.

With four editions of the Games behind us now, the question is always, “Who’s going to be the first person to do it twice?”

“I want to prove to people I can do it twice,” Salo says.

Both Salo and Holmberg share the desire to become better CrossFitters.

“If we get better, we might win the Games, and that’s like the bonus,” Salo says. “There’s always something to do, some things that you can do better and be better at.”

“Perfection is not attainable,” Holmberg agrees.

13min 24sec

Additional reading: Then and Now, published June 19, 2010.

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7 Comments on “Mikko Salo: Coming to America Part 2”


wrote …

Pretty awesome to see Mikko training in the states...

Kind of funny they must have asked each guy a dozen times in front of each other "what's it like to train with ____ "
A little awkward to watch them answer over and over again!

Still looking forward to the next one...


Zach Even - Esh wrote …

Mikko has the quiet intensity to his training. He doesn't show his tired-ness and he is very focus.

Training solo is TOUGH.

I spent many, many years doing it, still do.

I like when I have someone to train with, the intensity always goes UP!

Looking forward to seeing more, especially when Mikko visits Westside!


wrote …

Very cool. I wonder how many stops he's going to make? Man a 315 front squat with no belt. Very impressive. My 50yr old knees struggle with a 345x5 back squat and I'd like to think I'm pretty decent at them. I can't imagine trying to handle 315 doing a front squat. My wrist flexibility needs a lot of work when it comes to maintaining my rack.


wrote …

History has been known to repeat itself...
Mikko moves to the US to train and compete, then becomes a action move star, then becomes the Gov. of California.


wrote …

Love this vid. Both Miko and Graham are fierce competitors - These are always good video's to watch right before your own wod. Especially if you have to do FS today too.


wrote …

okay, I love these videos, and Mikko and Graham, but I'm getting tired of the same intro, same questions, same montage. Show me some new stuff!


wrote …

Anyone know what that 'seven' workout they are talking about is? Graham said it was heavy. I looked online and "The Seven" WOD was not heavy, it was burpees and kb swings.. is that it?

If a WOD is taxing for both these guys, I bet a scaled version would kill me!

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