January 15, 2012

Sunday CFer

Hoov’s a crazy solid at any class. With his background in weightlifting, you can count on good form. And with his background at CF you can count on his intensity…he’ll be at the right place at the right time. Notice he’s dropped some lbs over the years at CF…a while back I asked him he said, “Just eatin’ right and working out hard here”…son of a b—…some good advice! (schoolin’ a 36″box during Blake, I’ll have what he’s having.)

Age: 53

How’d you hear about it/When did you start? In 2005 I used to work with a group of people who were doing CF during their lunch break. I was asked a few times to join them  but did not start until 2009.  

Why do you like CF? Or something about why you keep coming back?  The instructors and the people that attend provide the encouragement, motivation and exercise expertise that allows me to be constantly challenged and keep pushing myself.
Do you do other activities to stay fit/or what is your general fitness routine? I used to do a lot of road biking and weight lifting. Since starting CF I shifted all my exercise time to CF.

Most and least favorite CF exercises? Love any plank exercise, box jumps too. Have some real  issues with Double unders–I really need to practice these!!– a lot.

What’s a personal challenge you have at CF? More attention to proper exercise form. I find myself sacrificing form as I get tired, I need to constantly remind myself to slow down–form first then comes speed.
Most memorable moment(s)? Completing the Blue Marsh challenge, Scorcher, summer Hero week and the dreaded “Murph”  All these events have shown me what is possible and helped me define new bench marks for myself.

Best advice or “saying” for both old guard CFers and new people. Listen to the old guard CFers, there is wisdom in their advice and yes you are never too old to learn something. For new people the first class is the hardest, definitely try more than one class you will be hooked.

Is there another event you’d like to see at CF? Another scorcher event?? Rowing machine exercises?

Thank you CF phreaks!! I am constantly amazed at the people who attend CF, all abilities both young and old. You all have shown there truly is no limitation to what is possible. There are no excuses. CF is definitely different from the typical Gym. This has been said many times but where else can you find great people doing fantastic things. Where else are people sweating, bleeding, laying on the floor totally  exhausted, running in the snow, crawling in the sand and they can’t wait to come back for more.

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    Wicasa Yatapika January 15, 2012 Reply

    Great comments from The Hoov! You have done some amazing things since coming onboard with the rest of us Phreaks and we are glad to have you! 36″ BOX JUMPS…That’s Mad Crazy dude!! Anything is possible and as MD said you see it day in and day out when you come in the door at Building 7…Yeah, Yeah, Yeah…!!

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    mfg January 15, 2012 Reply

    Very nice Hoov! So glad you are with us.

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    DanO January 15, 2012 Reply

    Great choice here- rock solid and built to last (sound like a pickup truck commercial!).

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    Gretch January 15, 2012 Reply

    Awesome stuff Hoov!! Glad you gave it a try and got hooked 🙂

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    Weesa January 15, 2012 Reply

    Way to go Hoov, well deserved!

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    hoov January 16, 2012 Reply

    Scary photos 🙂 My shins remind me constantly of those boxes, what carnage that was!! and the doctor “Mr. MD” is handing out scripts for jump your age. I will be going back to some old school training to get ready.

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