Congratulation Jenny and Joe!
How I was introduced to CrossFit: I was taking a boot camp class in Mason and everyone was complaining about what the instructor said to do. The instructor said “if you think this is bad, go to CrossFit they will kill you there”. I had never heard of CrossFit before. We live up the street from the old CrossFit building and drove by it all the time. After hearing what she said, I put the two together and realized that this is what we see the people doing as we drive by. I was intrigued, so I called the number and talked with Alicia.
My favorite WOD/exercise is: My current favorite exercises are Push Jerks and double unders.
My nemesis exercise is: Though I can’t do anything with a squat with my bad hip, I don’t consider them a nemesis because they will never be attainable. Therefore, I would say rope climb. I can do them, but I hate them. Oh yeah, and airdyne sprints those also are pretty horrible.
My Favorite cheat food is: Pizza and chocolate. Plus, I have fond memories of eating really good white bread with butter.
My proudest accomplishment is: At the gym, I would say that I am still coming in spite the complications my hip give me.
My six month goal is: I would like to get a non-assisted pull up and improve my pushup form and endurance.
If I created a WOD and named it after myself, The workout would be: Save the Hip.
AMRAP for 12 minutes – 5 push press, 25 DU’s, 10 sit ups, and 150 row
What I love most about CFPP: I love how it pushes me to do more, how the community is so supportive, how I am doing things I never considered doing, and I LOVE the daily 5:30 am classes and how I feel when I get home and it is all done! I can’t imagine doing anything else.
How I was introduced to CrossFit:
I was introduced by my wife, Jenny, in January 2011. I figured CrossFit must be pretty special if she continues to attend 5:30AM classes. I was hesitant at first, since my workout routine always consisted of “running on the treadmill” followed by traditional weight training (e.g. bench press, bicep curls, etc.), and I’m not big on change. In fact, Jenny did everything to setup my first meeting with Alicia short of showing up in my place. But, a few WODs following on-ramp, and I was hooked. Nothing else compares.
My favorite WOD/exercise is:
I love the movements related to the Olympic lifts (e.g. OHS, snatch, cleans), since they are very technical moves, and there’s always room for me to improve. As far as WODs, I “enjoy” Jackie, Diane, Lumberjack 20, and any EMOM WOD.
My nemesis exercise is:
I have a hard time with a consistent kip on T2B. Still trying to get that first muscle-up. I don’t like the Airdyne 300 FY (I have a pretty good idea what the FY stands for).
My Favorite cheat food is:
Anything heavy on carbs (pizza, cereal) and chocolate.
My proudest accomplishment is:
Certainly the life I have with my wife and kids. Also, very proud to work in an industry where I get to contribute to products and services that support our men and women in uniform. Finally, I’m proud to say “yes” and go into my CrossFit spiel whenever I run into someone who asks me if I’ve been working out and if I’ve lost some weight.
My six month goal is:
Finally nail a muscle up.
If I created a WOD and named it after myself, The workout would be:
EMOM for 15 minutes: Squat clean with 85% of body weight, 20 DUs
What I love most about CFPP:
Let me begin by citing a few of the by-products of my love for CFPP. I continue to consistently show up 3 to 4 times a week to exercise, and I haven’t done that since high school. My body weight, body fat percentage, and LDL cholesterol has decreased while my strength has increased. I also now watch what I eat, always strive to improve my CrossFit performance, and visit the CFPP and CrossFit web sites more than all other web sites combined. That’s all because of the trainers and community of people that are CFPP.