Kalsu at The Farm

AO: The Farm

QIC: Infinity
The PAX: Infinity, Running Man, Chile, and Rocketman (FNG)

Warm up:

20 SSH IC

10 Air Squats IC

15 Don Quixote IC

20 Arm Circles IC

10 Merkins IC

Short run

The Thang: Kalsu!

Background: The “Kalsu” Hero WOD honors 1st Lt. James Robert Kalsu, 11th Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, who was killed in action on July 21, 1970 in the A Shau Valley, Vietnam. On lists of the hardest CrossFit workouts, “Kalsu,” is a frequent contender. Here is the workout, pretty simple, really:

100 coupon thrusters, 5 burpees EMOM, starting with 5 burpees

After recovering from Kalsu, we used the F3 card deck to randomly choose the remaining workouts:

10 Alternating Side Squats IC

10 Ranger Merkins IC

10 Oblique Crunches, each side

10 Bonnie Blair IC

20 Heels to Heaven

Mary:

10 Rosalita IC

10 Hello Dolly IC

20 Flutter Kicks IC

10 American Hammers IC

10 Nolan Ryan, each side IC

Observations: Kalsu is a challenging workout. All the PAX stuck with it to the end, though, and got a great burn. No one passed out or spilled the merlot, as far as I am aware…

COT:

Proverbs 27:17 – “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend” (KJV). F3 simplifies this verse to “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” I like to blend the two, as I like the use of the word “friend” in the KJV: “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens his friend.” We are all out here to sharpen not just ourselves, but each other. Together we will reach our goals more quickly and with more meaning.

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