CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Fitness
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Fitness Theory and Practice. CrossFit's rationale & foundations. Who is fit? What is fitness?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-10-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
Brett Valego
Member Brett Valego is offline
 
Brett Valego's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicopee  MA
Posts: 67
Helen

whats the best time that someone has seen on this? besides OPT's video of a 6:59? my 17yr old friend is attempting to get a sub 7min helen tomorrow. with video evidence of course.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2010, 06:02 PM   #2
Peter Williams
Member Peter Williams is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 144
Re: Helen

there was a vid posted on the mainpage a year or so back of a guy here in Atlanta doing it in something like 6:35

very impressive (tho I think several posters criticized his form, the criticisms seemed very insubstantial to my eyes)
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2010, 08:29 PM   #3
Shane Skowron
Member Shane Skowron is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Queens  NY
Posts: 3,800
Re: Helen

Ricky Frausto: 6:51
http://games2009.crossfit.com/compet...ngs-helen.html (wfs)

Pretty sure I've seen claims of a 6:35 ish Helen but don't remember where at the moment.

These are all great times but I'm confident you could take a high level 400m-600m track runner and train him to go well under 6 minutes. I'm not sure why they would want to do that unless they were really interested in the record, though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 06:27 AM   #4
Arturo Garcia
Member Arturo Garcia is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Santo Domingo  Dominican Republic
Posts: 1,875
Re: Helen

I think Mikko Salo has a sub-7 minute Helen, according to his profile page for the games.

I would also like to know Spealler's Helen time. In this year's games, there was a workout that had him complete the exact same amount of work done in Helen, and he did it in like 8 minutes, but he had to run 1200m first, then do all 63KB swings and then 36 pull-ups. I imagine if it's partitioned like in Helen he'd be much faster.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 12:14 PM   #5
Peter Williams
Member Peter Williams is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 144
Re: Helen

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane Skowron View Post
Ricky Frausto: 6:51
http://games2009.crossfit.com/compet...ngs-helen.html (wfs)

Pretty sure I've seen claims of a 6:35 ish Helen but don't remember where at the moment.

These are all great times but I'm confident you could take a high level 400m-600m track runner and train him to go well under 6 minutes. I'm not sure why they would want to do that unless they were really interested in the record, though.
I believe the video I mentioned was referenced by several posters at the time as being a high-level track guy while in school.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 04:51 PM   #6
Shane Skowron
Member Shane Skowron is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Queens  NY
Posts: 3,800
Re: Helen

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Williams View Post
I believe the video I mentioned was referenced by several posters at the time as being a high-level track guy while in school.
Ah yes, I found it. Brenden Mahoney -- believe his fastest mile time was somewhere around 4 minutes.
http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/004723.html (wfs)

Looked legit to me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 12:00 PM   #7
Peter Williams
Member Peter Williams is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 144
Re: Helen

that's it - nice pull, Shane
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 04:30 PM   #8
William Clark
Member William Clark is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wilmington  NC
Posts: 57
Re: Helen

Going by the Games competitors profiles there's 6 guys sub-7...with 6:41 as the fastest time. But most of these guys don't do the benchmark workouts a lot in their training, because once you hit a certain level (sub-7ish for Helen) there's not a huge amount of room for improvement, and it comes down to seconds here and there
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 04:32 PM   #9
Nic Nakis
Member Nic Nakis is offline
 
Nic Nakis's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 1970
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 348
Re: Helen

I did it in 6:40 at one of the old Suffer on Saturday gatherings at CrossFit North, I guess that was 2005. Did anyone ever figure out the record on this?
__________________
Personal Training Supervisor & Lead CrossFit Instructor
Riverside Health Club (CrossFit RHC), Mount Vernon, WA
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2015, 02:48 PM   #10
Victor J McQuaide
Member Victor J McQuaide is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lakeside  CA
Posts: 1,543
Re: Helen

video validation is always good. That 6:41 in the video was sub standard on the swings.. but at the time they were counted.

OPT's video was more legit.

The running in the first one was sweet..1:00, 1:12 and 1:15..

I am going to do it today. My best is somewhere about 7:30.. with runs of 1:15, 1:30 and 1:45.. fast swings and super fast pull ups helped. Just need to run faster to go sub 7.

Cheers
Vic
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Helen Joel Ihrie Workout Logs 0 10-20-2008 09:35 AM
Helen in under 10? Kevin Cann Workout Logs 1 10-06-2008 08:40 AM
Helen PR Joshua Brown Testimonials 0 08-06-2008 08:33 AM
My first Helen Charles Henning Testimonials 1 07-24-2008 01:30 PM
PR on Helen John Frazer Testimonials 3 09-07-2006 02:28 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.