In what might have been a “Wayback Wednesday” workout, Australian CrossFit® Games athlete Kara Webb decided to hit up a memorable workout from the past: the Pyramid Double Helen from the 2010 CrossFit Games.
Here’s what that looks like:
63 KB swings
36 pull ups
42 KB swings
24 pull ups
21 KB swings
12 pull ups
Rest 2 Minutes
5 mins to find a 1RM shoulder to overhead
And if you check out the Instagram video below, you’ll see there’s little doubt Webb found that 1-rep max shoulder to overhead: a dramatic, wobbly, but ultimately made split jerk of 130kg, or 286.6 pounds.
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Sometimes you accidentally split jerk 130kg in a vintage 2010 @crossfitgames workout. #win #ontrack #bitwobbly @mattsaund0 Being my #boyfriendsofinstagram 📸 😂 "Pyramid Double Helen" For Time: 1200m run 63 KB swings 36 pull ups 800m run 42 KB swings 24 pull ups 400m run 21 KB swings 12 pull ups Rest 2 Minutes 5 mins to find a 1RM shoulder to overhead
Now that’s impressive, particularly when you remember that she’s 5’3” and weighs around 70 kilograms.
We know that a jerk isn’t the same thing as a clean & jerk, but assuming she could clean this weight (and she may very well not be able to), she would beat the Australian record for the -69kg and the -75kg weight classes. Plus, she’d be just 4 kilograms away from beating Mattie Rogers’ 134kg clean & jerk American record in the -69kg class.
Webb is a proficient weightlifter, having snatched 220 pounds (99.8 kilograms) at a max snatch event at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Invitational in Toronto last year. Well, she snatched 220 pounds backstage — she was “only” able to lift 200 pounds on the platform, which is still a phenomenal lift. Here’s the 220.
There are a lot of impressive feats that Webb might call her greatest accomplishment, but we couldn’t leave out the fact that she also holds the world record in pistol squats, which she set in February this year with forty-two in sixty seconds. (The previous record was twenty.)
The pistol squats record is cool, but it’s really impressive when you take into account that she’s such a phenomenal Olympic weightlifter and that she came 11th worldwide in this year’s CrossFit Open. She even earned a first place finish in CrossFit Open Workout 17.3, which involved sixty-three squat snatches.
Kara Webb is fit.
Featured image via @karawebb1 on Instagram.