What’s your day job? I’m employed with the weed science department at USU. It’s not that kind of weed science. I don’t work a whole lot, though. Mostly I’m just a student.
How where you introduced to CrossFit? A Navy SF diver in Florida introduced me to the concept. When I got back to Utah, Tom Apedaile got me into it.
What’s your favorite WOD or Lift? Currently Annie and deadlifts
What is your favorite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit IoTA? Snatch or muscle-ups, depending on the day.
How has CrossFit changed your life? Crossfit has shown me that functional fitness really does exist. Before I discovered Crossfit I was very put-off by the more traditional notion of fitness. It seemed to me that loading up on supplements and then doing a bunch of strange contrived movements had no real application outside the gym. However, since I started doing CF I feel like I’m actually better at being a human being. I can work harder for longer, jump higher, lift heavier, etc. In addition to all this, I’m much more dedicated and confident than I have been in the past.
What keeps you motivated and coming back for more? Most days it’s the competition. There aren’t many better motivators than the sting of knowing that you’ve been thoroughly served by not only one, but several girls.
What’s something you know now that you wish someone would have said to you when you started CrossFit? I’m not nearly as cool as I thought I was. Refer to the above comment.
One word to describe me would be… Hungry
I have always wanted… A spaceship. Seriously, though.
Outside of the gym, I like to… Read, sleep, and wonder what it’s like to have an interesting life.
Three things you would always find in my fridge… Eggs, hot sauce, danger
Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me… There’s a reason people don’t know the things that people don’t know about me.
Favorite physical activity outside of CFI… Rock climbing or longboarding
Favorite place to eat in Cache Valley … That’s a tough one. Probably El Toro Viejo.
Song(s) that gets me pumped up for a workout… This very much depends on my mood on a given day. It would probably be good if Paul just played Gangnam Style all day every day.
The last thing I ate was… String cheese. Aw yeah.
My proudest accomplishment is… Serving an LDS mission. I know it’s cliche, but it’s true.
My six month goal is… Snatch 135#, get my Diane time way down, and beat Eric at SOMETHING!
My favorite workout attire is…
As little as I can get away with
My favorite workout partner(s)… I have lots of favorites. To avoid accidentally missing one, I’m just going to go with Coach Velociraptor.
If you created a WOD and named it after yourself what would the workout be?
3 rounds for time:
throw a 45# plate as far as you can, burpee broad jump to it, throw it again, burpee broad jump to it again, etc. for 400m