Spotlight Athlete-Murray!!


This week's Spotlight Athlete is Murray! Murray  is a 6:00am  class attendee, who joined CrossFit Beyond in 2012. Read on to learn more about Murray's story of success with CrossFit!

When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?

I started going to classes at CrossFit Beyond in October 2012 and have been going to some other boxes in London and New York City since then as well. I started going as I wanted to develop a workout routine that fitted with my work schedule and would be something I’d stick with!

What fitness activities were you doing before?

Before I started going to CrossFit I really struggled to establish a regular exercise routine but I was playing squash and trying to get to the gym every now and then.

What results have you seen since you joined CrossFit Beyond?

The biggest difference I’ve noticed is that I have a lot more energy and I find it a lot easier to get up in the morning. I also see a lot of difference in the movements I can now do and a general increase in strength.

What do you like most about CrossFit Beyond?

The people. I go to the 6am class and there is a pretty regular group of people that go at that time, everyone is really friendly and it’s a great environment to work out in.

What is your favorite CF exercise? Your least favorite?

Favorite is definitely back squats as I’ve seen the biggest gains there. Lease favorite is HSPUs! I’ve only recently been able to get inverted but doing inverted pushups is going to take me a while yet!

What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?

I spent a lot of time practicing double unders which I can now do fairly well and I’m pretty pleased with that. I now no longer use a band for pull ups which I’m proud of but I’m not quite there with doing lots of pull ups in WODs.

What CF goal are you working towards?

I’m really focusing on upper body strength just now so I can see gains in my bench pressing and try to master HSPUs and pull ups.