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.