(Originally posted on September 30th, 2013)
Do you feel like doing some Paused Squats?
Yes? Then Rich Froning has a challenge for you. He tweeted the following:
CHALLENGE: to the song “Bring Sally Up” by Moby w/ a 135# barbell on back. Squat on “Bring Sally Down” Stand on “Bring Sally Up”
The song is Flower by Moby. All this amounts to 30 reps in 3:30 without rest at the top.
Here is 2008 CrossFit Games winner Jason Khalipa and his crew giving it a go.
Here is the song. “Flower” by Moby
Update 10.11.2013: Here is Dmitry Klokov giving it a go (with 120kg) at his Milan Seminar.
He says, next time he will finish it with that load.
Its like a drinking game! Love it.
Rolf Meissner says
Can some please post a 100kg ATG, no hands version of this? 🙂
That looks so nasty…Love it.
its 30 reps total … the end is pretty hard 🙂
hi! first of all: great, great site, Gregor!
Hoping that I´ll post more positive comments in the future 😉 , “Sally” demonstrated Crossfit´s …insanity so visibly to me that it triggered this post. taking into account that some versions of Crossfit propagate similar “feats” for every workout (keeping in mind that elite Crossfitters train quite differently) this has to make you cry out loud. no systematic training but exhaustion as a goal, and ofc no need to go into technique and health aspects.
as a one time demonstration nice at best, as general philosphy (wod) – simply terrible.
This workout was conceived as a challenge between Rich Froning (CF #1) and Jason Khalipa (CF#2). This is not done for training. This is not part of a program. This is a “holy shit I wonder if I can do it” kind of workout.
well, lot of other people than those two seem to do it. as shown in the video, not all of them endowed with a highly advanced technique or physical abilities… in addition to that – correct me if im wrong – some cf centers do wods like these regularly. which is the general point of critique on cf: unsystematic, overzealous, risky performing. instead of systematic, safe and above all effective training.
spɹnɯ ʎʇ says
I’m not sure why you’re all butthurt over people doing this. It certainly looks like a tough challenge, and may be different than the way you train. I don’t agree with the way many crossfits train, but I also don’t agree with the way may personal trainers train people in the gym. I don’t let it upset me, I train for my own goals and let others train for theirs. That being said, this is a cool idea and certainly a test of the will and the body. If you don’t like it, click off to another page.
arguing that way, u can end every discussion: “if u dont agree, go away” and “each to his own” – in any area. but as this is a site about strength sport, i think it may also serve as a place to share opinions and discuss them. i shared mine, and i tried to give a reason why i am of that opinion.
Rolf Meissner says
Of course klokov has to 1up my call 😉
I have done 50+ straight reps in about 2 minutes with 135, will try this. If it’s not had will go for front squats another time.
I just done this exercise with my workout group. We did it without weights because we are all beginners. It is challenging but we all completed it. It was a lot of fun and we all felt the burning in our legs and buttocks while doing it.
we have yo do that in pe but push ups dare you to try it
For my wrestling team at school we do this but not just for squats but also for bridging on our heads and leg lifts and we sometimes add in a jump to our squats