Athlete of the Week Name: Jerry Age: 27 Occupation: Commercial Real Estate Single/married/family? Married with first baby due in February Favorite activity outside of CrossFit? Watching sports and I also love to cook and try out different paleo recipes. Favorite workout music? Anything with a good beat. I even like Max’s “super ghetto hardcore gangster rap” mix. Favorite place to eat? Café Rio – Their steak salad is my biggest cheat. How long have you been crossfitting? 5 ½ months. How many times a week do you crossfit? 5 times a week. Which SinCity location do you workout at, and how did you get started there? I work out at South. My uncle (Dan) would hound me every day about going to this “crossfit” thing and eventually I caved in. While he is wrong about a lot of stuff he was right that crossfit is amazing. Favorite movement? Deadlifts Favorite workout? “Team ‘Merica” from 9/11/13 Least favorite movement? Used to be pull ups but now its front squats. 1rm clean n jerk: 155 Why do you go to SCCF? I started going to the gym because I just needed to lose a couple pounds but it turned into something completely different, I now look forward to seeing the people there every day and the competition and encouragement motivates me for every workout. Who is your favorite trainer? I can’t just pick one, they all have great traits:
Athlete of the Week
Name: Dan Doherty
Occupation: Commercial Real Estate Brokerage
Single/married/family? Married with two girls
Favorite activity outside of CrossFit? – Fishing but I gave it up to begin CrossFit last year.
Favorite workout music? – Country, but Max won’t play country, so I guess Rap and Pop.
Favorite place to eat? – Sunrise Café, Café Rio, and Hanks.
Do you or did you play any sports? – I played baseball and football in high school, but was not very good in either discipline. When you sit the bench like I did, your knees and other joints don’t get abused too much, so I guess I am thankful now that I don’t have any major injuries that I have to constantly nurse.
How long have you been CrossFitting? – 8 months
Which SinCity location do you work out at, and how did you get started there? – I train at South, but have been to west and the main box as well. I continually heard about Crossfit for about a year before I decided to try it. I was getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist office and the oral hygienist (Cathy) was telling me about CrossFit and she was very, very fit. She told me it was right across the parking lot, so I no longer had any excuses. I went over right after my cleaning and signed up. The first 2 weeks were horrible, but I stuck it out and never looked back.
Favorite movement? Toes to Bar, as it takes some skill and improvement comes fast if you practice.
Favorite workout? – Fight gone bad, as it takes not only endurance, but also a good game plan. You rest on the sumo high lift and the row and go crazy on the box jumps, wall balls and push jerk.
Least favorite movement? – Squat Snatch as I have mobility issues in my shoulders that I am working on.
Best fran time: 6:25 but not with RX weight 1rm clean n jerk: 215 Best cindy score: too bad to mention!
Why do you go to SCCF? No matter who you are I think you need to stay competitive in something in life. CrossFit gives me an arena to be competitive in. Not in a negative way, but in a supportive way and seeing myself and others reach new PR’s and accomplish new goals makes me very happy. Sometimes it is just about not coming in last.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I wax my garage floor every month.
How has CrossFit improved your life? CrossFit gives me something to look forward each and every day. I have tried almost every type of fitness activity including body building, triathlons, marathons, and gym rat weight lifting. Nothing has inspired me like CrossFit! It is my passion and part of my daily routine. I also get a big kick out of seeing new people get involved and seeing it change their lives as well. My sister Lori, nephew Jerry, and wife Debbie are now all doing CrossFit and it is amazing to see the changes in their attitudes and bodies.
What or who inspires you the most? – Seeing how hard everyone pushes themselves on a daily basis. If you are not giving it 100%; which I don’t always do, you feel guilty when you look up at someone else who is giving 100%.
Biggest achievement since you started/ what you are most proud of? Learning double unders, chest to bar, toes to bar, knees to elbows, the list goes on and on. Also doing overhead squats with something other than PVC is a big deal for me!
What are your fitness goals for this year? My goals for 2013 are to get below 190 lbs. and continue my mobility and technique training so my Olympic movements go up in weight. Also to get much more efficient on box jumps and wall balls and continue to bring new members to CrossFit and continue to help changes peoples lives.
Workout of the Day
Max Effort Pullups
Run or Row 5k
Post times to beyond the whiteboard.
Run or Row 5k
Post times to beyond the whiteboard.
Athlete of the Week
Each week we will be highlighting one of our athletes here on the website! We will post a few pics and ask them some questions so you can get to know them better!
Occupation/what you do for a living: I.T./ cox commercial installer
Single or Married: single
What are your PR’s on – Fran: 6:08 grrr Clean n Jerk: 170 Cindy: 20 rounds
Did or do you play any sports/hobbies other than CrossFit? I’ve trained in martial arts and MMA pretty extensively over the last 15 years, along with mountain bike racing, but right now focused only on CrossFit!
Favorite workout music: the Bronx…or anything heavy, but it all works!
How long have you been crossfitting? on and off for 4 years.. but totally committed this last year
How did you get started at SCCF? With Billy and Shain in their garage ..OG
Favorite movement: burpees
Favorite workout: Filthy Fifty
Least favorite movement: squats..
Why do you train at SCCF? To train like a professional athlete,and to be able to focus intently on an activity that puts me in the now.( the ability to forget about all things in the world except the next rep). Total stress reliever
How has CrossFit improved your life? Too many ways to count. Not only am I in the best condition I’ve ever been, but I now have a healthy eating strategy that has tremendously improved my life. I also have a great group of people whom I consider family to train with daily that I compete against and root for at the same time.
What is your biggest achievement since you started/ what you are most proud of? I am most proud of the progress I have made after having major knee surgery in January of 2012. I had an opening wedge medial osteotomy,which involved having my MCL repaired, 1 titanium rod,3 pins,and 2 inches of some guys tibia put in my leg cuz I beat the hell out of my old knee. (getting old sucks).The fact that every single trainer in your gym has had my best interest in mind while I’ve rehabbed my knee, has helped me come along way in a short period of time, and a lot of my progress was due to the watchful eye of your coaches.
What are your fitness goals for this year? 300 back squat.,225 clean jerk and a back flip!! ohh and to beat Billy in anything!!!
Work Out of the Day
Clean and Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
30 clean n jerks, 95/65lbs
30 clean n jerks, 155/95lbs
30 clean n jerks, 185lbs/115lbs
30 clean n jerks, 225/135lbs
Post total reps to beyond the whiteboard.
5 rounds for time of:
30 air squats
15 kb swings, 53/35lbs
7 burpee box jumps
Post time to beyond the whiteboard.