Ballston CrossFit » Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021


How many days a week do you workout (and typically what time slot)?
When I’m not punching, kicking, elbowing, kneeing the heavy bag, or practicing armbars and chokeholds, I’m here busting my ass three to four times a week reminding myself that I’m doing this for a reason.

What is your favorite thing about BCF?
I like that the workouts are challenging and never always the same and so it keeps things fresh. I learned quickly what are my strengths and weaknesses, and I continue to work to improve both. Also, BCF has fantastic coaches that teach well, have good attention to detail, and have that positive, encouraging attitude that helps motivate you.

What is your favorite movement/workout? Least favorite?
I like box jumps – very helpful movement for when I need to pounce on prey. There’s a tie for my least favorite – I hate that assault bike – it mocks me, it taunts me. And then there are the overhead squats and snatches that are the bane of my existence.

What accomplishment are you most proud of (inside or outside the box)?
The fact that I’m still here doing CrossFit after five years is already an accomplishment in and of itself. Before BCF, I had never lifted weights, never jumped boxes, never climbed a rope, or done any other movements. When I came in that first day to do an Intro class, I had no idea or even the intention of coming back, but I did and here I am. I’ve seen over the years how I’ve taken my mind and body to the limit, sometimes even past it, and still be standing at the end wanting and ready to do more.

What is one goal you would like to accomplish in the next year?
If I could just get over the fear of getting upside down and do one handstand pushup…

What advice can you provide to people new to the box?
Don’t be intimidated by the movements, the weights, the in-crowds, or the intensity of the workouts. Show up and you will leave feeling better than when you walked in. Build yourself slowly and take your time. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing – focus on yourself and your own path. Make an effort to thank your coach and show appreciation to them after each WOD you attend. They are the ones who will help you improve throughout your time here. And finally, enjoy the journey and enjoy the ride.


Strength: 

Every :30 for 10 Rounds
2 Push Press @65 – 75%

Conditioning:

“15.1”
AMRAP 9
15 Toes to Bar
10 Deadlifts (115/75)
5 Power Snatches (115/75)


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