Athlete Profile – Danny L
-Hometown: Springfield, VA
-Occupation: Student, computer engineering undergrad at Georgia Tech
-Three words to describe you: Nightowl, introvert, techie
–What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? Coding, wrenching (on my Jeep), male fashion, Redskins
-When did you first start CrossFitting?: January 1, 2012
-How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? What made you try it? Saw the Special Forces teams doing it during deployments. Thought it was just a new fad but then kept hearing about it from my friend Stephanie that works at Outlaw crossfit in Alexandria, VA. Decided to give it a try and see what it was all about.
-Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel? Something with deadlifts, pullups, and kettlebell swings. I thought I was in shape before, sure proved me wrong. Was licking the floor — face melted.
-Favorite WOD: Anything with double unders, handstands, or muscle ups.
-Least Favorite WOD: Anything with deadlifts and rowing.
-Sports & fitness background: High school wrestling
-What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)?
Changes and growth that used to take years now seen in months and weeks.
-What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected? Stopped caring about how I looked because I knew and body felt like it was getting amazing workouts.
-Favorite CFM moments: Throwing on a 45# vest and getting a strict muscle up.
-Any advice for people just getting started? Pick a skill that interests you and do it. Fall many times, get up and do it again.
-Do you follow the paleo or primal lifestyle? What is your nutrition philosophy? My eating habits are very poor, unfortunately.
-What did you eat today? West Egg Café, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage patties, short stack of chocolate chip pancakes.
Come out and join us at Fab’rik on Wednesday nights at 6pm for Wine Down Wednesdays. Free workout and wine with friends…enough said!
Workout of the Day (WOD)
As many rounds and reps as possible in 20 mins:
20 thrusters 135/95
20 pull ups
And coming tomorrow…
A. CrossFit total: Find 1 rep max of each-
B. 1 min airdyne test for max calories