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Athlete Spotlight – Jessica M.
When did you start with CFSP? About 7 months ago, September 2009
What was your prior fitness background before starting CrossFit? How were you introduced to CrossFit?
Before CrossFit, I was mostly doing just cardio, running 4 to 5 days a week. Occasionally I tried to do some weight workouts on my own or with a friend, but repeating the same workout was boring so I never kept at it. I had trained with Andrea at LifeTime, doing a couple of the TEAM classes. When she moved to CFSP I tried one of the Open House workouts.
What were your thoughts during your first week of training with us? I loved it! CrossFit was hard, but I felt great afterwards. I think the best part was that every workout was different. I was surprised how hard you could work in such a short amount of time. I felt I had finally found something that would work for me.
Favorite workouts/least favorite workouts? My favorite workout is Angie – 100 is a nice, even number. You hate it while you’re doing it, but when you’re done, you feel like you really accomplished something! Least favorite workout is a tie between Fight Gone Bad and Karen (I guess anything with wallballs)!
What kind of perfomance/fitness changes have occured since starting CrossFit? How have some of the benchmark WOD’s changed for you? The best change since I’ve started CrossFit is that I’ve gone down 2 dress sizes. I can also do a kipping pull up, which I’ve never been able to do before. I’m working on doing more workouts at the prescribed weight. Every time I do a benchmark WOD, something has improved – time, weight, or reps. I’ve also been following the Paleo diet, which has helped with the weight loss and my energy level.
Any advice for new CrossFitters? Just give it a try! And if you stick with it, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you get stronger. CrossFit is hard, but all the other CrossFitters will encourage you and help you get through the workout.
Deadlift 3×3, then:
30 DB snatch (30#/25#)
50 Steps walking lunge
30 Dumbell snatch