This week’s Athlete of the Week Profile is our Steven Keifer, aka, Mr 400, aka, Stevie Pepperoni. Even while juggling a new & growing family, & a couple new businesses, he still was able to be consistent in his training and qualify for the top 60 individual places and earn a spot at the CrossFit Games Regional competition. Even cooler, he’s decided instead to be a part of our Regional Affiliate Team and will compete with Nick the Robocop, Sarah, and Lindsey on June 17-19. Show a little CFHV love for Steven!
Hometown: Aarau, Switzerland
Occupation: Epic Junction, Cutterfly
When did you start crossfitting at CFHV? March 09
Favorite W.O.D.: Fight Gone Bad
Least Favorite W.O.D.: Fight Gone Bad
Aside from playing the regular sports like soccer, basketball, tennis etc. I also dabbled in some ballet, breakdancing and high diving growing up. However, my main sport was always Karate. I started karate @ 6 years old and was an international competitor for the Swiss National Team for many years.
How did you find about CrossFit? What was your first W.O.D. like?
Brian Koontz (WTF Brian) told me about Crossfit and my first WOD went something like this: some running, some kb swinging, some pull uping followed by some puking. Twas great!
What are your CrossFit goals?
I am trying to run like the fastest in the gym and lift like the strongest in the gym. I do have some specific goals like running a sub 5 mile or clean and jerking 300 kilopounds but I am not really working on those right now :-)…so I just come in, look at the WOD and latch on to whoever I think will push the limits that day and try to not fall off.
Who’s your favorite member to sweat with?
I love our Community and I couldn’t single anyone out. STEFAN.
Tell us about your experience with the community of CFHV.
What is one of your favorite memories at CFHV?
What’s your best advice for someone starting at CFHV?
Don’t ueberthink it……sometimes the dieting, statistics, times etc can get overwhelming, and while they can be very important to a seasoned crossfitter, they are probably not how that crossfitter became seasoned. Just hit it hard and hit it often, and don’t be afraid to fail, it’s an essential part of growing.
A1. Back Squat
A2. Handstand Push Ups
B. Strict Press
C. Double, Alternating Tabata, for max reps
-Bumper Plate Burpees
-Overhead Bumper Plate Sit ups
Level 1 CrossFit
Skill: Low Bar Back Squat
WOD: Double Alternating Tabata, 2x through, for max reps
-Bumper Plate Burpees
-Overhead Bumper Plate Sit Ups