Spotlight Athlete-Mike!!


This week's Spotlight Athlete is Mike! Mike  is an evening class attendee, who joined CrossFit Beyond over a year ago, after his wife and fellow CrossFit Beyond member, Jane, convinced him to give it a try! It's a family affair here at CrossFit Beyond! Read on to learn more about Mike's story of success!

When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?
- Honestly, my wife harassed me enough that I finally gave in.  It was definitely a good thing that she finally succeeded, now I have been doing it for a little over a year now.  

What fitness activities were you doing before?

-I had lifted weights for a while before I started CrossFit, but never did any conditioning.  For the 6th months immediately prior to starting I was actually doing nothing at all.  Pretty out of shape.

What results have you seen since you joined CrossFit Beyond? 

-When I walk up the stairs I'm not winded, which is great!  In addition, pretty much all other activities I enjoy are better simply because of the conditioning.  Basketball, skiing, hiking, I'm able to do them all for a longer period of time and more often now.  I used to have to take a week off after playing basketball just to recover....brutal.  My overall strength has really improved as well.  

What do you like most about CrossFit Beyond?

-Its efficient, one hour for a high intensity workout that will include strength and cardio.  I like the community atmosphere as well, always better to work out with friends.  

What is your favorite CF exercise?

-Tough one, there are a few I guess, box jumps, hand stand push-ups, strict press.

Your least favorite?

-Easy, front squats.....they are the bane of my existence.

What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?

-To be honest I just never really thought I would ever be in good enough shape to complete a workout like Murph or something similar.  Every time I finished something like that I feel great, probably cause I'm amazed I didn't pass out, but there is certainly a strong feeling of accomplishment.

What CF goal are you working towards?

-I'm kinda odd, I've never been a strong goal oriented person, more of an enjoy the journey kinda guy.  I suppose my goal is to consistently improve myself, from a strength perspective, conditioning perspective or even an overall health perspective.  As long as I can show myself that am continuing to improve than I am achieving my goal...........that and dead-lift a world record 1018lbs like that British guy just did.