Thursday: Member Spotlight!

Hey Volts and Vixens~ it’s Thursday and we all know what that means…it’s time to showcase another lucky Volt or Vixen! Today’s winner is Bryant. He’s been an awesome member of our CrossFit High Voltage Community for about two years now and we’re so glad to have him. Read up and enjoy:

Describe your first workout??? Let’s us hear the DEEEETSSS!!!

The first workout I did at CrossFit High Voltage was “Angie.” From what I can remember, I had to scale it down like crazy – probably about half of the prescribed reps. During the WOD, all I could think about was “who does this many reps of anything,” It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do physically. I was also looking around thinking about how all these other people are making Angie look so easy. I just knew I had to finish, and after about 20 minutes, it was over. Luckily I didn’t throw up, I was instantly addicted to CrossFit and knew I had a long road ahead of me.

When did you know something had to change before joining CrossFit High Voltage?

I knew something had to change because doing the globo-gym thing wasn’t cutting it anymore. there was no one to push me at the globo-gym, no real motivation, and it got boring after years of just doing the same old routine receiving the same old results. David introduced me to CrossFit at CrossFit High Voltage, and I immediately became hooked.

Describe your most memorable CrossFit experience.

The most memorable CrossFit experience so far would have to be this past Memorial Day Murph. It was great being side by side with a bunch of great athletes pushing each other to complete one of the most feared WODs CrossFit has to offer. It was a legit day doing Murph in honor of all the men and women serving/served our country. I had a great time during the BBQ afterwards with friends and family. It was good to see what kind of a community CrossFit High Voltage really was.

Tell us about an area of your life most impacted by your decision to join CrossFit High Voltage.

Hands down, I would have to say my life at work. As a Police Officer, it is in the Officer’s best interest to be in the best possible physical shape he/she can be. You always have to be ready to go from 0-100 in split seconds. Especially because we do not know what could be around the next corner, and you have to be ready for anything. Since I have been CrossFitting at CrossFit High Voltage for the past two years, chasing suspects down alleys, kicking doors, and jumping walls has been a lot easier and a lot more fun.

I can still remember before joining CrossFit High Voltage when I used to chase suspects down streets, and at the termination of the foot pursuit, I was absolutely drained and winded. But since I have joined CrossFit High Voltage, my recovery after a foot pursuit has changed dramatically. I’m not nearly as winded or tired as before. And best yet, I’m ready to go right back out and continue my work as a Police Officer.

When have you used CrossFit outside of the box? 

Honestly, I believe that all all of my CrossFit training has been effectively used while I am at work as a Police Officer. Other than work, I have used CrossFit for helping my family/friends with any heavy lifting.

Who is your most idolized fellow Volt or Vixen and why?

I idolize everyone that gets into the Box and gives it a shot. CrossFit is not easy and anyone that puts their body through it deserves a big applause. Everyone in the Box is a great athlete in my opinion. But if there was one “top dog” Volt or Vixen, I’d have to choose ROBO “Nick Sr.” That guy is a machine!!! He puts in a ton of work and gives it 100% every time. ROBO is one of the most humble athletes I have ever met, always willing to spot and help you.

What are some your favorite cheat meals and why? 

HAHA anything that is not paleo could be a cheat meal for me. But if I had to choose, it would probably be pizza, Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, and Peanut M&M’s.

How has getting in shape changed your professional life?

As a Police Officer, It helps me relieve some of the stress of work. Knowing that you’re in awesome shape, gives me one less thing to worry about, and it helps me do my job more proficiently. Plus, I no longer have to worry if I am going to make it over that brick wall, or sprint over to a fellow Officer needing your help. I now have the confidence to do these things at work.

What are some of your CrossFit goals for the next 365 days?

I want to be able to complete the ‘Trial by Fire’ within the next year..

How long have you been CrossFitting?

Approximately 2 years now, give or take.

Thursday’s Training:

Level 1 CrossFit

Level One/Two

All Levels CrossFit

 

Skill: Overhead Squat

We used proper core pressure techniques to pick up something heavy off the ground previously in the week.

Now it’s about stabilizing an object over head!

 

 

WOD: 15 Minute AMRAP of:

  • 10 Wall Ball
  • 15 Sit Ups
  • 100 Rope Passes

A) 4 sets of:

  • A) Squat Snatch x 3 reps

     

B) 10 minute AMRAP of:

  • 10 Ball Sprawl Wall Ball
  • 8 Back Extension
  • 6 V – Up

A) Squat Snatch

  • 4 Sets of 3 Reps
B) Overhead Squat
  • 10 minutes to build to a 3 rep Max!

C) 10 Minute AMRAP of:

  • 10 Wall Ball
  • 8 Back Extensions
  • 6 V – Up
  • 1 Burpee Broad Jumps**

** +1 rep every round.

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