What is this Burly Project all about?  Here’s my post from the 2011 Burly Project inception:  Some people are committed to causes like eliminating hunger or poverty.  Others are passionate about animal welfare, the homeless, or fighting cancer and the like.  All worthy causes.  I’ve decided this summer to take on a cause of my own:  Eradicating weakness in grown men.  From a pure testosterone standpoint we’re at about 50% of what our grandpa was.  Blame environmental pollutants, political correctness, playing with dolls, whatever.  On top of that add in the fact that most of us sit for 8-10 hours a day and our day to day lives don’t demand much in the way of strength and it’s easy to see it.  Modern man is weak.  Men should be strong, period.  I could try to explain it but on a visceral level we all respect strength over weakness.  Especially in men.  So what am I going to do about it?  We’ll be releasing details this weekend about a new lifting program which will consist of all things manly but especially be geared towards gaining muscle and silverback strength.  Stay tuned.  And ladies?  No disrespect intended, the women of WCF are extremely strong.  If any of you want to gain 20lbs of muscle especially in the thighs, chest, and arms let me know and I’ll whip something up for you.

So that explains the Burly Project.  This year in order to do the Burly Project program you’ll have to do today’s WOD.  Some people say it’s the hardest CrossFit WOD they’ve ever done.  There’s only 1 rule:  If you’re doing the Burly project you have to finish.  You can scale the weight if you absolutely have to do but the reps have to be done.  Once you’ve done it and you have a time on the whiteboard the Burly Programming is ready to go in spreadsheet form which you’ll all get.  Then you weigh yourself and follow the nutrition plan.  Get Burly!

1/May/2013 Wednesday WOD “Kalsu”

On the minute:

Complete 5 burpees and perform max rep 135lbs thrusters for men, 95lbs thrusters for women, 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.

Post the total number of minutes it took to reach 100 thrusters.

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.

A Name On The Wall

In Memory of Bob Kalsu