Posts Tagged ‘Rob Orlando’

Rob Orlando (Owner of Hybrid Athletics) has been featured on my blog before for his feats of superhuman strength. In this video, he performs the CrossFit Football workout Kalsu (named after Robert James Kalsu, an Army LT who was killed by mortar fire on July 21,1970 at Firebase Ripcord near the Ashau Valley).

If you know anything about CrossFit Hero workouts, they are true tests of will to complete. Their purpose is to remember those who gave their lives and show our appreciation for their service by completing a workout in their honor. These are not regular workouts.

Kalsu, for example, is “prescribed” as:

“On the minute:
Complete 5 burpees and perform max rep 135 lbs thrusters on the minute.

The goal is to complete 100 total thrusters.
*At the beginning of every minute perform 5 burpees, for the rest of the minute perform as many thrusters as you can during that minute. At the beginning of the next minute perform 5 burpees and then max rep thrusters and so on until you reach 100 total thrusters.”

Yeah, no joke. Rob Orlando decides to attempt this workout with not the prescribed 135lbs, but 225lbs instead. Unreal. Although he gives himself a 20 minute time cap, and actually does not complete the workout in that time, you can still see the amazing push he gives and the incredible strength this man possesses. I was inspired.

R.I.P., Kalsu.

Most CrossFit nerds, like me, know who Rob Orlando is (aside from the owner of Hybrid Athletics). For those of you don’t… he is awesome.

One of my favorite Rob O. moments came during the 2010 Northeast Regional Qualifier when he clean and jerked 300lbs three times… in 40 seconds.
(Video courtesy of the CrossFitHQ YouTube channel. Video by Again Faster.)

Then, a few weeks ago, he shared this gem (also shared through the CrossFitHQ channel).

Wow.

So I’m talking to my buddy Zach, and he shoots me a text saying, “I saw a guy do grace with 300# on crossfit.com. I think I am going to try it today.” He was referring to Rob’s video. How matter-of-fact is that? Yeeeaaah…. I think I’ll pick up 300lbs off of the ground and put it over my head 30 times today. No big deal?

So, he did. And here it is! It took him 18:04. Yes, I’m serious.

Rob Orlando, CrossFit celebrity and Owner of Hybrid Athletics, is strong. If you’ve ever seen him, or heard about him through CrossFit, then you already knew that.

Rob Orlando can flip 1,000 pound tires, jump 40″ box jumps right after that and then get upside on gymnastics rings and do Ring Handstand Push-Ups.

I know… some of these people are insane.

CrossFit All-Star Rob Orlando (also founder of Hybrid Athletics) was approached by Muscle and Fitness Magazine about doing an article on him. They wanted to feature his history in Strongman Competitions and his story of learning about and getting into CrossFit.

The added bonus is that they told him they were considering putting him on the cover, too! They’re not very confident, however, that having a CrossFitter on the cover will sell enough magazines.

Rob put together a 5 question / 10 second survey to share with CrossFitters around the world to help support him. Please take a minute to watch his video, and then 10 seconds and fill it out the survey and poass it on. The survey link is posted right below the video of Rob talking about it!

GOOD LUCK, ROB!!

Please click here to watch Rob talk about the campaign, and to take the VERY fast survey!