View Full Version : King Kong

12-10-2012, 01:08 PM
I went to an event at a local CF gym here (great gym btw, if you're ever in the phoenix area, check out East Valley Crossfit, owned by August Schmidt). The event was called "Kong Fest".

Event 1 was a snatch ladder, which I missed, but was told a guy went up to the max 315lb snatch. Impressive, yes, but not as impressive (IMO) as what I'm about to post.

Danny Nichols 1:49 King Kong:


Fuck. My jaw dropped lower and lower as I watched this dude smoke this heavy metcon. Mad props.

12-10-2012, 09:13 PM
That looks cool enough, what were the weights on the DL/clean?

12-10-2012, 10:00 PM

12-11-2012, 07:45 AM
Looking up other videos I think it might actually be 250. For some reason I was thinking 275.

chris mason
12-12-2012, 06:58 PM
That's a good job, but why did I think the clean was supposed to be heavier with King Kong?

12-12-2012, 09:21 PM
I kinda figured they'd be bigger weights too. Still cool though.

12-13-2012, 09:44 AM
without insulting the entire CF population.. these aren't exactly "big" guys in the definition we picture big guys.

I'd like to see Rob Orlando do a super King Kong of sorts.. 585 pull, 315 squat clean.. that'd be insane, thought, doubtful he'd take it sub 2:00 like this guy, even with the insane strength.