Q1. What have been your greatest successes (physically,mentally or emotionally) since you began? How does your body feel now compared to when you started and WHY?
Since I’ve started training at Crossfit DNR my strength and cardio has improved tremendously. I’ve gotten a lot stronger in my power and Olympic lifts. My Squat and Snatch have been my greatest successes so far, I’ve pr’d on both lifts by 40+ pounds. Mentally I’ve gained the confidence to get under the bar in my Olympic lifts. But most of all my mobility has improved, I’ve made massive improvements in my shoulder mobility since joining DNR.
Q2. How has your life changed since starting CrossFit training? Has CrossFit transferred over into any other areas of your life?
Since starting crossfit almost 5 years ago I’ve developed a love for the sport and community. Because of crossfit I live a healthy lifestyle and have developed great friendships. Crossfit even helped me gain a starting position the 3 years I played high school football. Crossfit has become more than a hobby or a way to train. It’s part of who I am.
Q3. What are the advantages of CrossFit style training compared to your previous workout styles?
The advantages of crossfit training is that it is constantly varied and there’s always something you can get better on. It’s the only kind of training where you can suck at one thing and be great at another. You can get excited about a wod and hate it at the same time. The Training is tougher than anything I’ve ever done but I enjoy every minute of it.
Q4. What advice can you give to others?
My advice would be to never give up on your training. It doesn’t mater if you’re making huge or small improvements, because any improvement is a step in the right direction.
Athlete Specific Q: How Long Do you Think you will hold the Back Squat Record?
I will always hold the Back Squat record haha, even if Matt Randall is a close second.