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Battle on Admiral 2015

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Join us this weekend to cheer on our athletes competing at CrossFit West Seattle’s Battle on Admiral! Competition is this Saturday, October 3rd starting at 9:30am. We have two teams competing this year: Nathan and Ann-Marie aka team Booty-ful Babes and Andrew and Sheena aka team Legitimus Dorsi!

Heat times are as follows:
– Event 1 “Fight Gone Crazy”: Booty-ful Babes at 10:15am + Legitimus Dorsi at 10:39am.
– Event 2 Overhead Squat & 3 Max Calorie Row: Booty-ful Babes in heat 4 at 12pm + Legitimus Dorsi in heat 5 at 12:10pm.
– Event 4 Barbell Front Lunge + DB Box Step Ups + C&J: Booty-ful Babes in heat 4 at 1:45pm + Legitimus Dorsi in heat 5 at 2:05pm.
– Top teams will compete in one heat, 3pm.

WODClub 500 – Nathan M

Welcome Nathan to the WODClub! Nathan has been with us for 4 and a half years and recently completed his 500th workout!
Read more about his experience with us below. Congrats Nathan!

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  • How many years have you been a part of Foundation CrossFit?
    • I’ve been at FCF for 4 and a half years now. There was a 9 month hiatus a couple years ago due to a shoulder injury and then wanting to focus solely on baseball at Seattle U. But as soon as I graduated I was back!

 

  • What were you doing to stay in shape before you started with us?
    • I grew up playing baseball, but baseball players aren’t exactly known for their athletic superiority. The same was the case for me. So when I got to college, I did what every other freshman guy did to “stay in shape” – bench press heavy weights, run on the treadmill, and bicep curl in front of the endless wall of mirrors.

 

  • What made you want to start?
    • It was actually my brother who got me into CrossFit. He had been doing it for about a year back when he was all of 17 years old, and he was killing it. I was scared to start at first, but eventually he convinced me to go to a class. After puking during one of my first workouts and not being able to move my arms for a week, I was hooked and haven’t looked back since. The thrill of getting stronger and setting new PRs has kept me coming back all these years, along with the hope that one day, just one day, I might actually get a 6-pack. (DISCLAIMER: I started CrossFit in Spokane and never went through a Foundations course. Instead, I was just thrown into class right away. Hence the puking and potential case of rhabdo. So for all you newbies out there, don’t worry – FCF knows how to take care of you!)

 

  • What’s your favorite WOD? Least favorite?
    • I know that most people won’t agree, but Fran is actually at the top of my list. Thrusters are by far one of my better movements, so I’m a big fan of any workout with them in it. I also really like any classic chipper MetCon, such as Fight Gone Bad. As for my least favorite, keep me away from anything with dips, rowing, or handstand pushups.

 

  • What’s been your favorite memory or PR at FCF?
    • There are two memories that I can definitely consider my favorite:
    • The first is having my girlfriend, Lauren, decide that she wanted to join FCF. Having her be a part of this crazy thing called CrossFit that I’ve been doing for so many years really meant a lot to me. Seeing her get stronger, faster, and strive to be better has been enjoyable and inspiring to see.
    • The second is finishing this last year’s CrossFit Games Open in the top 8% in the world. That is in part due to a great finish in CGO 15.5 which was both fantastic and the most horrible thing possible (screaming during every final rep and passing out next to Bobby for 10 minutes afterwards might also be another favorite memory). I know I am still lightyears away from even competing at a Regional level, but to think about the small percentage of people in the world who actually do CrossFit, and then see that I’m in the top 8% of that small population – it makes me realize that what I’m doing is working, that CrossFit is paying off, and that if I continue to push myself in training and take care of myself outside of the gym, I can only get better.

 

  • How has working out at FCF impacted your life outside of the gym?
    • You mean besides being obsessed with every video and documentary CrossFit posted on YouTube? Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to watch Rich Froning snatch 305 lbs on repeat. Alright in all honesty though, FCF and CrossFit in general have had a massive impact on my life, especially in the past year or two as I’ve upped my training and made working out more of a priority. I even took the location of FCF into consideration while we looked for our most recent apartment. But besides being at the gym more, my whole lifestyle has changed since starting CrossFit – I now actively think about my nutrition, planning my meals ahead of time in order to get the nutrients I need throughout the day. I no longer view working out as a chore, but rather something I take pleasure in and look forward to. I am overall a happier person knowing that I am putting fitness and a healthy life at the top of my priority list. But even with all that, it doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy the other fine things in life; beer, sweets, and way too much pizza are definitely consumed from time to time.

 

  • If you could describe FCF in five words, what would they be?
    • Community. Inspiring. Second-home. Motivating. #HYFRsquad