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Archive for November, 2017

Athlete Profile: Evan Guay

Name:  Evan Guay

fullsizeoutput_1f1dOccupation: I’m a student (3rd year medical student and PhD candidate in Anthropology), and I paint.

How you found SCF: Some of my classmates and I had started a “gym” as relief from med school, but then they were dispersed to hospitals across the state, and I remained in East Lansing to tend to my research. After a few months of working out alone, Jacqui Carroll slowly started to reel me in—first with a couple punch cards; then I was talked into a membership; and then I was talked into participating in the Open. I’m hooked.

Fav thing about CF: I hadn’t realized it before coming to SCF, but I really missed competitive athletics. SCF gives me that physical stimulus, along with a sense of community and camaraderie, and the programming and instruction drive me toward improvement… Plus it allows me to mentally check-out.

Favorite WOD: I tend to like WODs with non-weighted cardio, jumping, and moderate loads & reps of Olympic lifts.

Least Favorite WOD: Those that take a very long time or involve high rep chest-to-bar pull-ups, cuz they invariably tear up my hands

Favorite Movement: box jumps?

Least Favorite Movement:  pulling a weighted sled while holding an asymmetric barbell overhead.

12 month goal: increase my max lifts, learn to walk on my hands

Who I nominate: Bill!

 

 

Athlete Profile: Hunter McGowan

Name:  Hunter McGowan

Occupation:  I am a student (10th Grade)fullsizeoutput_1ed2

How you found SCF:  I found Spartan CrossFit through my coach, Jake Lyons

Fav thing about CF:  The competitiveness and support

Favorite WOD:  Grace

Least fav WOD:  I don’t have a least favorite WOD

Favorite Movement: Clean

Least fav Movement: Heavy Thrusters

12 month goal: Get better a gymnastic movements

Who do I nominate: Evan

 

Athlete Profile: Tim Nellis

Name: Tim Nellis 

Occupation: Mechanical engineerfullsizeoutput_1eb7

How you found SCF: After moving back from Virginia, I needed to find a new gym. I talked with Shelly about it at work and she recommended SCF. I visited the gym and took the first class. Coaches were great, so I decided to keep going.

Fav thing about CF: I love the different workouts. It keeps everything fresh. All the people are very supportive. The coaches give great advice and in a constructive way. I know I’ve increased my PRs on form alone.

Favorite WOD: I love chipper WODs. I know I’m slow, but I can just pound it out.

Least fav WOD: The one that broke my nose.

Favorite Movement: Dead lift

Least fav Movement: Any gymnastic movement

12 month goal: I’ve gotten stronger in the 10 months I’ve been going. I’ve cut some inches around the waist. I want to lose more weight and finally be able to do some pull ups.

Who do I nominate:  Hunter