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?
My greatest successes since beginning at CrossFit DNR have been wide and broad. I feel that the biggest of these successes have been revealed through mental fortitude. Not only do I feel I am able to push through mental/physical pain more than I could before but I also find myself wanting to be in uncomfortable situations more often. I seek out challenges more now than I previously had before starting.
I have cleaned up my diet a considerable amount and pairing that with my typical 5 to 6 hours of CrossFit per week have made me feel amazing. I would previously be winded from climbing two flights of stairs but now that’s barely enough to elevate my heart rate.
Q2. How has your life changed since starting CrossFit training? Has CrossFit transferred over into any other areas of your life?
The biggest changes in my life since starting CrossFit have been in my overall health. Lower resting heart rate, a faster metabolism, and having more energy to use throughout my day.
Q3. What are the advantages of CrossFit style training compared to your previous workout styles?
Previous to CrossFit I did basic strength training and bodybuilding styled workouts. Now I have more muscular endurance, higher development of my energy systems, better Olympic lifting technique, and a thirst for physical challenge.
Q4. What advice can you give to others?
“Get comfortable being Uncomfortable” and know that you can always do 1 more rep. The more times you push yourself into the deep water and come back alive the stronger you become.
Athlete Specific Q. Is it wrong to be strong?
That’s a rhetorical question Farley, take a lap!