A. Every 2 minutes for 16 minutes (8 sets)
OH Squat (95/65)*
Toes to Bar
Milo of Croton
Milo of Croton is one of the most celebrated athletic legends in all of history. From reading about him, one would think he was a combination of Mike Tyson, Rulon Gardner, and Hulk Hogan all wrapped into one bad-ass dude. There are many myths and legends surrounding this Greek hero, but what we know is he was an olympian, a champion wrestler, and a war general. For this post, we are concerned with Milo's famous exercise regimen starting as a young boy. But first let's indulge in some of the legend of this great man. (Who knows what is truth, exaggeration, or complete farce here, but they are pretty awesome stories regardless.)
First of all, this guy's diet was ridiculous (and awesome). It was reported he eat 20lbs of meat, 20lbs of bread, and 18 pints of wine every day. Some accounts proclaim he would eat raw meat in front of his wrestling opponents and then drink the bulls blood for increased vigor. This technique is not encouraged pre-wod at CFR.
Milo went to war against the Sybarites in 510 BC. Milo lead a charge with thousands of his kinsmen while wearing his Olympic crowns, a lion-skin sash and carrying a club.
The famous mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras was once saved by Milo when a pillar fell in his direction; Milo held the pillar up while Pythagoras and others could escape from the crumbling building.
Milo could hold a pomegranate in his hand and avoid smashing it while other's tried to squeeze his hand around the fruit or pry his fingers from it.
The reason we CrossFitters should be interested in Milo is the lesson learned from Milo and the calf. When Milo was just a small boy, his father would make him pick up and carry a calf on a daily basis. As Milo grew, so did the calf, eventually becoming a bull. Because Milo could successfully lift the bull every day, and even though the bull grew larger than Milo, he was still strong enough to lift it.