ALEC SMITH

Yup, I think we were all staring at him like this.

Yup, I think we were all staring at him like this.

Saturday I was at CF Redzone photographing athletes for the next Featured Everyday Lifters.  As I entered the gym, the owner Kurt approached me and asked: "Do you know Alec Smith?"  Well, he will be here later."  I thought, this can't be the same Alec who posted an Instagram video cleaning 400lbs.  

Well it was.  

Here below @alecsmith8 showing folks what it looks like to clean 400lbs!  

A video posted by Alec Smith (@alecsmith8) on

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I was impressed by his flawless ring muscle ups and I made sure to tell him so.  **Notice the weighted vest** He told me he's had lot of practice with them.  I knew very little about his extensive background in gymnastics.  So yeah, after reading up more on Mr. Smith, I had a good laugh.  #vivstuff #duh

I was impressed by his flawless ring muscle ups and I made sure to tell him so.  **Notice the weighted vest**

He told me he's had lot of practice with them.  I knew very little about his extensive background in gymnastics.  So yeah, after reading up more on Mr. Smith, I had a good laugh.  #vivstuff #duh

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With his impressive strength and level of comfort with gymnastic movements, I'm sure his fans are in for a real treat when the 2017 Crossfit Open kicks off in a few months.  

Below, a recent post of some heavy cleans.  

A video posted by Alec Smith (@alecsmith8) on

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A very nice guy and approachable.  I regret not asking him if I could give him a piggy back ride.  

A very nice guy and approachable.  I regret not asking him if I could give him a piggy back ride.  

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Best of luck to you Alec! Thank you for being so cool and letting me take some photos of you. I'll be keeping an eye on those ring muscle ups! Ha!

 

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