Athlete Spotlight: Jason L
Hometown: Norcross, Ga
Occupation: Legislative Intern for Senator John Albers
When did you first start CrossFitting?: August 2012
Favorite WOD: Anything that involves Rope Climbs
Least Favorite WOD: Anything that involves Squats and/or Deadlifts
Three words to describe you: Driven, Sporty, Nerdy
Tell us about your sports & fitness background: I’ve been participating in athletics since I was 4 years old. I played hockey for 12 years (ice for 4, roller for 12), I played football in high school and ran track in high school as well.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel? It was miserable… I just wanted to throw up as soon as I was done!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? I have definitely toned out more! I have felt a lot healthier as well.
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected? I feel more confident approaching challenges. CrossFit has certainly instilled a sense of perseverance!
Any advice for people just getting started? Stick with it…and push yourself. It is all about mentality!
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I am a politics fiend. Also, I love anything to do with sports.
What did you eat today? Pizza, and pasta, and salad, and peanut butter sandwich – a lot of bad carbs…
Do you follow the paleo or primal lifestyle? What is your nutrition philosophy? I am starting a 30-day paleo challenge in January!
Jason answered these questions a month ago, but I hadn’t posted his profile yet because I was waiting to snag some legit training pics of him first. VIDEO IS EVEN BETTER! Hopefully he’ll post an update in the comments for us on how his month of strict paleo and the past month of training have gone.
Lotsa peeps CRUSHING rope climbs and muscle-ups (and LOTS MORE making progress toward both skills!) in the box yesterday! Here’s some footage from the 5p class. Congrats to Jason on getting his 1st muscle up! And 2nd…3rd…all the way to 19 on his first day. BOOM. Shout outs also to Ester & Derrick getting their first rope climbs and Ian, Craig & Derrick doing their first jumping muscle ups at 5p.
Ayurveda workshop with Anna Russ: This Sat, Feb 2nd, 12n-2p. $20 for CFM members & $30 for guests. Read more & register here.
Mardi Gras WOD: Fat Tuesday. February 12th. 8pm. This WOD is open to the public so bring a friend if you wish. It won’t count as one of your weekly visits. The Beginner’s class will be cancelled on Fat Tuesday, but everyone is welcome to join the party (all levels!) and LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER! Beads & jello cocktails may or may not be provided.
Workout of the Day (WOD)
Turkish Get-Ups: 60 Turkish get-ups (30 ea arm), not for time.
Recovery WOD – have you been hitting it hard this week? Use this as a nice, moderately-paced WOD to work on core strength and technique. Feeling good or been taking it easy this week? Then pick up the pace a little more.
And coming tomorrow…
A. Back Squat: 4-5 reps @3010 tempo, every 4min for 6 rounds
B. “Helen”: 3 rounds for time of
21 kettlebell swings 53/35#