Alex has worked extremely hard to earn the title of "Firebreather." He started at CFVB from the very beginning, with no previous exposure to CrossFit. He was already strong, but like most, he struggled with form and got frustrated if he couldn't (or we wouldn't let him) RX a workout.
Nine months later, Alex is consistently one of the top athletes in the gym. He performs well in all types of WODs, whether they are based in endurance, strength or gymnastics. His well-roundedness earned him a 2nd overall finish at the recent Iron Curtain Challenge. We were very proud of his performance!
Alex has also adopted the Paleo diet. His first two weeks of Paleo were torturous and I got texts and calls that he felt weak, that he hated the diet, he was confused by it…all sorts of drama! But, he stuck with it, became leaner and saw his performance shoot through the roof.
So, what can you attribute to Alex's success? In a word: perseverance. Alex follows the 3 on/1 off schedule and doesn't miss a workout. He also spends a lot of time practicing his form. He even bought equipment and created a garage gym to hone his skills on his own time.
Alex's next big hurdle, besides stringing together double-unders, is to make it past the sectional qualifier in March. We know he'll do fantastic!
Workout of the Day (from the Iron Curtain Challenge)
750 m row
75 thrusters (45/35)