How long have you done CrossFit and what was your reason for joining?
I began CrossFit at another box in September 2013 after my conditioning trainer for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu went on a sabbatical. I was in my mid 40s and this was the first time I had ever picked up a barbell. Although my technique was nothing less than dreadful, I got hooked. It’s not just the lifting, but I love all aspects of CF. I made the move to CFPV just under a year ago and have not regretted in the least. The folks there are very friendly people and the coaches are great.
What’s your favorite workout (Movement/Lift/Benchmark etc.) and favorite post workout food?
Squatting is the only thing I to do well. I always feel like I could have done more afterwards. It’s also the only thing I think I could be remotely competitive at. I also love sprinting 100m intervals. Even with my tiny hobbit legs I can still turn them over fast enough to keep up with guys half my age.
My favorite post workout meal I have most days is: Kodiac pancakes made with egg whites and a banana, a couple of wild duck eggs, and four pieces of low sodium bacon.
What's your least favorite movement AND favorite refeed meal?
I don’t have to think about this question. Wall balls, wall balls, wall balls. They don’t feel hard to do, but for some reason I can’t do them without my heart rate skyrocketing. My favorite cheat meal WAS the hungry man omelet from Original Breakfast along with a couple of pancakes. They have now been taken off the menu (the humanity!!!). My only other Achilles heel with eating is an occasional craving for a DQ blizzard. Oh wait, except every time I go back to New Zealand and then all bets are off.
What is your next goal? i.e. doubles, pull ups, weight loss, body fat%, come more etc.
All of the above. A few years ago I had no issue with completing 10 strict pull ups. I would love to be able to do that. I’m not worrying about that too much as the other goal of weight loss should take care of it. I’m carrying too much fat and over few years have dropped weight quickly for fights. A heart attack later and a few years of yo-yoing with my weight, I think it’s time to try to loose fat slowly and get my walking around weight down to normal.