Saturday 2 May – King Kalsu

We did a beast of a workout today – Kalsu.


On the minute perform 5 burpees and a max set of 135 lb thrusters. Keeping this pace till you 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.  Go as long as it must take to complete the 100 thrusters.

Sounds so gnarly…

The WOD name comes from this guy, LT Robert James Kalsu.

LT Robert James Kalsu (April 13, 1945 – July 21, 1970) was selected as an Oklahoma Sooner All-American Tackle in 1967. As an eighth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1968, he started eight games at Guard and was voted the team’s top rookie in 1968. He began fulfilling his ROTC obligation with the US Army following the ’68 season and started his tour of duty in Vietnam in November of 1969, where he served with Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 11th Artillery, 101st Airborne Division. His MOS was 1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander. LT Bob Kalsu was killed by mortar fire on July 21,1970 at Firebase Ripcord near the Ashau Valley.

This guy must’ve been a beast, because this WOD takes no prisoners. RIP Bob Kalsu. *Salute*

Because I couldn’t do any thrusters, I subbed them with front squats and a modified burpee. It didn’t make it any easier, haha. It was really tough (I sat out two whole minutes). EVERYONE was on the floor in the foetal position when done.

Time: 27:44


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