Firebreather of the Month: John Young


Firebreather of the Month: John Young

Congrats to John Young, our Firebreather of the Month for September.

When John first walked through our doors, he didn't work out regularly and stated one goal for giving CrossFit a shot: to be able to keep up with his two young sons. Four months later, John has shattered that goal completely and is continually surpassing any expectations he sets for himself.

John is now down to his high school weight, when he was a member of the cross country running team. He has leaned out and gained muscle and now routinely Rxs the WODs. His pull-ups are solid and he displays great form on the lifts. For a few months, John subbed rowing for running due to an old injury. We are happy to say that he is running again…and fast! And he's got one of the strongest rope climbs at CFVB.

One of the best things about John is his support of his fellow athletes, which is demonstrated when he cheers others on to a strong finish.

He's funny, he's positive, he works hard, he performs…John is a firebreather!


Workout of the Day
Row 1000 meters
21 Thrusters (95#/65#)
21 Pull-ups
Row 750 meters
15 Thrusters (95#/65#)
15 Pull-ups
Row 500 meters
9 Thrusters (95#/65#)
9 Pull-ups

Sub row efforts with a 1 mile run, 800 meter run and a 400 meter run.

Note: Rxers get priority on the rowers.

8 Responses

  1. Kristi

    Congrats John 🙂 It is always a pleasure being in the same session with you because you are very upbeat and helpful. Keep up the excellent work!

  2. Charlie and Susan Clendening

    I think I like 5 am when you don’t have to have a preview of what is to come! One of those mornings when you want to back out and you feel so much better after you do it. John congratulations , I had the opportunity to row next to you this morning,you kept me going!
    Welcome back Diane & Brian, did you take the 3 pm flight home?

  3. Brutal WOD today.
    I am giving intermittent fasting a shot again, hopefully my performance will get better.
    Monday’s food log:
    – eggs, mushrooms, basil, nuts
    – roasted turkey breast, broccoli
    – pork tenderloin, eggplant, nuts

  4. Diane Blais

    We are back, got in bed at midnight and just couldn’t get up for the 5:00am wod. Looks like a good wod though.
    Congrats to John, you have made great improvements.
    See you tomorrow.

  5. Chris H

    Congrat’s John! Welcome to the club! lol I honestly almost threw up this morning during the WOD. I thought that was a tough one. Couldn’t get my wind back. Tomorrow will probably be worse! lol

  6. John Y.

    Thanks every one. I was shocked to be recognized. I now weigh less than I did as a senior in High School. But I am a hell of a lot stronger. Chris you are right. I rank today’s as top 2 hardest work outs. When I am seeing black dots and about to puke at any moment you know you are working hard. But like most work outs when it is all over and I am driving home, I think, I could have done that faster. I wonder when that is going to come back around. Then tomorrow comes and it is another challenge.

  7. Tara

    After reading these comments I am not looking forward to doing the WOD. When Wendy says something is brutal it’s never good. My food log for yesterday was:
    -Eggs, 2 pieces bacon, 1/2 apple, almonds
    -turkey breast, 1/2 apple, almond butter
    -chicken, green beans, almonds
    -salad with chicken, eggs, veggies, olive oil/vinegar, and almonds