So far the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games has brought plenty of interesting events and some impressive performances. One of the most talked about events this year — along with “Cyclocross” — is Strongman’s Fear, a strongman-inspired event that requires athletes to walk a yoke, drag a sled, and carry farmer’s handles across a field in the order of their choosing. When returning to grab more implements, competitor must walk on their hands.
Pro strongman Robert Oberst decided to take on this workout with his own special twist. Considering the toughest part of the workout for the 6’8″, 400+ pound strongman might be the handstand walks, Oberst chose to take all the equipment in one go. Check it out for yourself below.
Okay, we’re guessing Oberst didn’t actually finish the walk unbroken — the video cuts off early, and there’s no measure as to how far exactly he’s walking — but we like his humorous take on the whole thing. Not that we’d make it far moving a 420 lb Yoke, 170 lb Logs, and 265 lb Sled all at once…
“Strongman’s Fear” kicks off at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games on Saturday morning, and we’re interested to see what strategies competitors use to get the required work done in the minimum amount of time. Will Games judges allow athletes to walk the yoke and drag the sled at the same time?
Featured image: Robert Oberst on YouTube