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11 February 2013 – “Deadlift Max” and “Baby Kalsu”


11 February 2013 – “Deadlift Max” and “Baby Kalsu”


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 Kalsu was killed by mortar fire on July 21,1970 at Firebase Ripcord near the Ashau Valley.

Warm-up – 100 Jumping Jacks, Bearcrawl North, Lunge South 3x, 20 Good Mornings with Bar or PVC pipe

Strength – 20 minutes to work up to a Deadlift 1RM (1 Rep Max).  May use Regular Grip or Sumo.

WOD – Baby Kalsu*

20 min Cap

On the minute:

Complete 5 burpees and perform max rep 95/65 lbs thrusters on the minute. The goal is to complete 100 total thrusters.

Note* Regular Kalsu is 135lb Thrusters

Cool Down: 100 Russian Twists