Thursday: Member Spotlight

Thursday: Member Spotlight

Thursday: Member Spotlight

Hey guys! Check out this week’s Member Spotlight! It’s Scott Collins!

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Describe your first work out…were you nervous? were you scared? did you puke? give us those good ol’ DEEEEETTTTSSSS!!I was too stupid to be scared. Tim gave me the baseline assessment. Because I had been working out since college I thought it wouldn’t be that difficult. How wrong I was. Squats were fine but the rowing kicked my butt and I could barely make it through the pull-ups even with a band. By the end of the workout I looked like I had just busted out of Alcatraz and swum across the bay.When did you know something had to change before joining CrossFit High Voltage?

I never really stopped working out as an adult. So it’s not like I looked in the mirror grabbed a monster-truck-sized spare tire and said “Off to Thackrey I go!” But I was getting injured a lot due to poor training technique. Twenty years of piss-poor bench pressing had turned my right rotator cuff into Hamburger Helper. Plus despite all my lifting my PRs weren’t improving. I was stuck at a 135 lb deadlift for Pete’s sake! Bullies were kicking sand in my face at the beach. They were also doing it at the office which was even more distressing.

Describe your most memorable CrossFit Experience.

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There are a lot to choose from. Among them: Hitting a 2:49 PR in the 800m run. A 270 lb deadlift PR. Getting my first double under. And of course seeing Matty Kloeris with his shirt off.

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

CrossFit High Voltage has along with running become the pillar of my personal fitness program. (Did I really use the word “pillar” to describe my workouts? Someone send me back to Composition 101.)

When have you used CrossFit outside of the box?

Doing CrossFit has given me all kinds of physical confidence I didn’t have before. I took a rock climbing class in the summer of 2012. There is NO WAY I’d have attempted something like that pre-CrossFit. I remember vacationing in Montana about six weeks after joining CrossFit High Voltage  in 2011. My daughter and I found a stream to a small sandbar and then I came back to the bank by walking barefoot over a mossy slippery log. Not easy but after you’ve done Fran somehow it doesn’t seem quite so hard.

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

I love everyone ok? Want to make sure everyone understands that. But I give extra mad props to Katie Brewster who keeps it real for runners in the box; Brown Bear for his good humor and perfect form; Tim for just being Tim; Tyler for his studious approach to training; Murillo for giving me a lift to the crazy-person clinic; and Derrick Zach Corey Enrique Jonathan Bob Thompson and many others for just being good workout buddies. And to Matt Kloeris for just being a sexy-ass rascal.

What is your favorite cheat meal?

I don’t eat much meat and I’m not that big a fan of sweets. But I do throw down a lot of pasta. Also brussel sprouts. And drink too much wine. Not exciting cheat meals sorry.

How has getting in shape changed your professional life?

My boss told me I have a nice ass. And I really want him to stop it.

What are some of your CrossFit goals for the next year?

It would be awfully nice to get kipping pull-ups unbroken. All day & all night. Yeah. Buddy.

How long have you been CrossFitting?

I started in May 2011.

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Thursday’s Training:

Level 1 CrossFit

Level One/Two CrossFit

All Levels CrossFit

WOD: “Swing Dance”
25 minute amrap

  • KB swings
    • Score is total swings
    • every time the kb stops swinging:
      • 30 Squats
      • 30 Sit ups

WOD: “Swing Dance”
25 minute amrap

  • KB swings
    • Score is total swings
    • every time the kb stops swinging:
      • 30 Squats
      • 30 Sit ups

WOD: “Swing Dance”
25 minute amrap

  • KB swings
    • Score is total swings
    • every time the kb stops swinging:
      • 30 Squats
      • 30 Sit ups