Athlete Profile: Omar Torres

June 3, 2009 12:00 PM

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New Video Bionic Does Fran In 1:58 ... [wmv] [mov]

Omar Torres

Age: 31
Height: 5'5
Weight: 170

Date of Birth: 12-09-77
Place of Birth Bayamon, PR
Started CrossFit July 07

Lives in Deerfield Beach, FL

Affiliate: Crossfit Hardcore

Fran: 2:08
Cindy: 28
Linda: 20:05
Helen: 8:08
Diane: 2:29
Grace: 2:02
Fight Gone Bad: 373
Filthy Fifty: 21:25

Deadlift: 440
Press: 180
Back Squat: 340
Snatch: 165
Clean and jerk: 225
Max Pull-ups: 40

Favorite WOD: Filthy Fifty
Favorite Lift: Deadlift
Least Favorite WOD: Fran
Least Favorite Lift: Snatch

2008 Games Finish: 11th
2009 Dirty South Qualifiers Finish: 5th

21 comments on this entry.

1. wild bill wrote...

May 12, 2009 5:31 AM

Bionic...good luck at the games this year, u will do awesome...and so will everyone from Crossfit Hardcore...we expect some more great photos and videos from the games

2. jvic wrote...

May 12, 2009 10:40 AM

Wish I could be there to watch. It is going to be amazing at the games this year. Good luck Bionic!

3. Brandon Phillips wrote...

May 12, 2009 2:22 PM

Bionic, it was great meeting you and competing next to you in Jacksonville. I know you will do great in Cali. Congratulations and look forward to seeing you in July.

4. Ninja wrote...

May 12, 2009 7:48 PM

The Dirty was just a warm-up for you, Bionic ! All the best at the games in Cali.

5. ken c wrote...

June 3, 2009 1:19 PM

sub 2 fran. totally legit. congrats omar.

June 3, 2009 1:36 PM

All I can say is Dayum. That was the most solid Fran I have ever seen at that speed. Way to represent the SouthEast, Bionic!
See you in Aromas!

June 3, 2009 2:47 PM

Great job...Impressive...An inspiration to all your students...Kick ars at Aromas!!!...Scott

8. Ryan Kells wrote...

June 3, 2009 4:53 PM

Well done. I was impressed by the time but more impressed that you didn't collapse. You must be on Fran's good side.

Much love and respect from Canada.

9. Christopher Dunkin wrote...

June 3, 2009 5:04 PM

Omar, congrats on qualifying. I know how hard you work; I was witness to a few of your duals with Mike G.

What is the reason for the grips you're using in the picture, and in the "Lunch with Fran" video?

10. Bionic wrote...

June 3, 2009 6:21 PM

Thanks everyone. Much appreciated!!!

Christopher, the pads are to avoid ripping my palms on pullup bars and being out of commission while they heal. Ripping just got old for me so no i use these neoprene 1/4in pads to prevent.

June 3, 2009 6:22 PM

Christopher, the pads are to avoid ripping my palms on pullup bars and being out of commission while they heal. Ripping just got old for me so no i use these neoprene 1/4in pads to prevent.

12. Alfie wrote...

June 3, 2009 7:20 PM


You were moving so fast that I didn't even notice the neoprene pads.

13. gaucoin wrote...

June 3, 2009 9:30 PM

Omar, that was an incredible effort man, nice work. One question; could you bust out a Fran at the same speed without the neoprene grip-savers? Just curious/playing the devil's advocate...

14. Bionic replied to comment from gaucoin...

June 4, 2009 11:00 AM

Gaucoin to answer your question, I'm very positive i could if not even a few seconds faster. As i explain to all that question me about these pads...They do not help me in speed or grip strenth or in any way to get a faster pullup. All they do, again is protect from ripping. As a matter of fact it makes the bar close to 1/2in. thicker because they are 1/4in thick, therefore fatigue of the forearms kick in a lot faster than if i was pulling bare hands. So i rather sacrifice my forearms over any ripping of the hands. That ripping shit got too old for me as i stated up top. By all means try them out for yourselves and if everyone thinks its cheating then i'll be glad to do it again without them.

15. gaucoin wrote...

June 4, 2009 11:03 AM

Good explanation; now let's see it without the pads.

16. KLowe wrote...

June 4, 2009 12:07 PM

The BEST thing I've used to avoid ripping is regular use of a scapel blade to shave those suckers down. About every 5 days. I have not had a "bad" rip in months. Hell....even Russell finally came around to the his hands can compete with Costanza for the hand modeling job.

17. Miguel Garza replied to comment from Bionic...

June 4, 2009 1:56 PM

Hey Bionic, quick question on where you got the grips, I'm looking at a couple of sites and came across one with your 100 C2B pullups. If you could point me in the write direction that'd be great. Either way good luck at the Games.

18. Bionic replied to comment from Miguel Garza...

June 4, 2009 5:38 PM

Miguel go to

June 5, 2009 12:03 PM

Omar, Congrats from a fellow Puertorro!! Felicidades Pai te deseo muchas suerte! Also,great job on your short date with "Fran"

and to Mr. Gaucoin, i would like to see your Sub 2 min Fran with Pads! then im sure Omar will gladly do it with out!

20. John Cintron wrote...

June 6, 2009 8:24 AM


Great effort I watch all your videos on youtube. I bought the grips after watching you use them. They are great the tearing of palms was getting old. Good luck at the Games.


21. Wally wrote...

June 28, 2009 8:58 AM


Glad to see you are among the very, very elite Crossfitters. Good Luck at the Games. Don't let the Peanut Gallery get you down. Ripping your hands and taking pictures and posting them as some sort of badge of courage is patently silly. Not sure how you are supposed to effectively operate as a firefighter/paramedic with ripped apart hands. There's always someone with a comment isn't there? Great job!