Mark Rippetoe has decided to leave CrossFit as the barbell SME (subject matter expert). I don’t know his reasons, though based on the little that I know about him I would imagine they come from very high moral standards. He will be sorely missed, but I’d like to point out that even though he may become persona non grata with the CrossFit community because of his decision, that by no means identifies him as anything less than a superb barbell coach. I do know he is going to be offering a new barbell certification in the future where he will teach barbell coaching, and if given the chance I assure you that I will most definitely attend to learn from this master trainer. So from a CrossFit perspective I say farewell Coach, but from a professional perspective I say that I am looking forward to learning more and more from you in the future.
135 pound Squat clean, 45 reps
45 Ring Dips