Sunday 061310 – Ode to the World Cup


As many rounds as you can do in 30 minutes of:
400m Run
20m Shuttle run (4 lengths of 5m each)
3 36/30″ box jumps

I’m a big soccer fan for a month every four years during the world cup. Every time I watch I’m awestruck at the athleticism of the world’s best soccer players. A soccer match is basically a 90 minute jog with a 20m all out sprint every minute with a bunch of lateral movements and a few max vertical jumps every few minutes. The above WOD is my lame attempt to replicate the demands of a world cup soccer match, albeit it should be 90 minutes for full effect – that would just be stupid though, so here it is.

If you’re interested in how a professional level soccer player with the genetic disposition for great strength could do with some CrossFit style training for a few years, take a look at Mikko Salo, the 2009 CrossFit Games champion who is a former professional soccer player from Finland, in the video below.

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