[quote align="center" color="#999999"]I was bored. As a very competitive person, the activities I was engaged in were not enough to fulfill my competitive drive.[/quote]
I was looking for more. As a competitive athlete in college, I missed the intense, high energy and endurance workouts. After college I was bored! I never maintained the intensity at the gym and of course did not see the results I desired. I am a very competitive person and nothing I was doing was fulfilling my competitive drive.
My wife and I joined Relentless Boot Camp and after a few months of being destroyed by those workouts, I decided to try indoor classes at CrossFit Central. After just one class with Coach Travis Holley, I was hooked! I was looking for a challenge and CrossFit was the answer.
Even as a collegiate athlete, I never trained using Olympic style lifting. I really never thought I could do it. As an endurance athlete, a CrossFit style competition, with heavy lifting seemed out of reach. Training at CrossFit Central, with the encouragement and persuasion from my coaches, I can now say that I can compete in CrossFit.
Needless to say, I am no longer bored! CrossFit has taken me out of my comfort zone. It pushes me harder then I imaged I could be pushed. As my benchmark times decrease and my max lifts increases, I gain more confidence in myself and my abilities not only in the gym but in life. When things become difficult outside of CrossFit, I know that I persevered through grueling workouts and am able to push myself beyond limits I never knew I could before and that mental strength and confidence has transferred over to my personal life. I feel healthier and more confident than ever before!
I lost 5 pounds, gained 10 pounds of lean muscle and lost 4% body fat!
Max Deadlift: 335
Desired Super Power: Eternal Life
Box: CrossFit Central Downtown
Things I could never do before that I can now do:
1) Muscle Up
2) Double Under
3) Hand Stand Push Up
4) Hand Stand/Hand Stand Walk
5) Olympic Style lifting
6) Kipping Pull ups
7) 40+ pull ups in a row
8) Pull a car up an alley