Justin was our first member at CF760 and has been dedicated since our first WOD held at the beach back in May. He is one of those guys that is all fun and games before and after a workout, but once he hears 3,2,1, Go! He is all business and feeds off competition to push himself far beyond his comfort zone (must be the football player in him). You give Justin a short power WOD and he kills it every time. More impressive is the fact that his bodyweight movements and longer MetCons aren’t far behind. When was the last time you saw a guy 6’3, 225# run a 6:38 mile? Justin you are an amazing athlete with some freakish abilities and a true asset to CF760.
First and Last Name
Carlsbad, CA (Ft. Lauderdale, FL originally!)
How long have you been with CrossFit760?
Since day 1! Casey tells me I was his first sign up!
What’s your favorite WOD? (so far)
I “like” the short/explosive workouts more as those align with my strengths: 10 rounds of 100m dash and 10 push-presses probably takes the cake; or anything where I can beat the Tominator! 🙂
What’s your least favorite WOD? (so far)
I don’t like when I can’t Rx a workout for sure, but that said I find them all challenging and fun in different ways. The one where we had to do 50 vertical jumps (among other things) for 5 rounds – two words for that one: Bru-tal!
In 3 words or less describe your average day at CrossFit760.
Intense, fun, effective
What were you doing before CrossFit?
I was doing a mishmash of things: running, yoga, basic body weight work-outs.
How did you hear about CrossFit and/or CrossFit760?
My cousins have been training at a Crossfit gym in Atlanta and raving about it for a while; so when my wife grabbed a postcard flyer from Casey at the Carlsbad street fair in May that is all she wrote!
Give us some insight as to your thoughts after your first workout at CrossFit760.
Our first few workouts were on the boardwalk while the gym was getting set up, but I knew I liked it. Casey was certainly passionate about the class and was a good coach, and the physical intensity through a relatively short workout was a welcome change for me.
Tell us a little about then vs. now. In regard to your fitness level before you found CrossFit760 to now.
I am in substantially better physical shape in just a few months. I am the same weight but my pants/belts need a serious re-adjustment. Working out has been a big part of my life through athletics and having it back in an organized and motivating format is quite literally good for my body and soul.
Do you have any special or favorite CrossFit760 memories/moments?
I really like when my sister and I were teamed up (and won!) a beach work-out a couple months ago, but it has to be the cart-wheel!! I think I am in full grin when I do them now. Casey gave me a couple of tips that spoke to me and somehow I can do them, and that must be pretty funny to see a 225 pound man do that. I wish I could see myself.
If you could make up any WOD for Casey to do, what would it be and why?
5 rounds for time of: 100m walking lunges with 75 pounds in the over-head squat position; 200m backward run; 10 push-press 75#; 5 muscle ups. Just writing that makes me want to go to “Mr. Pukie”.
What advice would you give to someone just joining CrossFit 760?
Just join and start going. Your strength, athletic ability, or endurance do not matter – Casey will work with you in a positive way. If you are going several days a week you don’t see and feel a difference in one to two months, I’d be shocked! Shocked, I say!