Name: Eugenio C Mendoza (Geno)
I didn’t really care too much about being fit until my service with the Army. I played basketball and football during High School. Now being fit just comes naturally.
Family: 1 little girl
When did you start CrossFitting? During my time with the 1/75th Ranger Regiment we did a lot of crossfit workout but not really being formally introduce to it unit Sept 2010. Now I am a WOD addict.
How did you hear about CrossFit? At my Unit
What do you like/dislike about CrossFit?
Likes: For me Crossfit is a life style. For some people it just another gym or a place to meet new people. But for me ever since I started doing Crossfit everything changed. The way I look at a workout or a WOD, I always want to make it harder. What I eat. What I wear. What time I sleep and how much. What I talk about at work. What I watch on TV. I have definitely changed and I like it.
Dislikes: Not having good music playing during a hard WOD. That kills me
My first one…which was Kelly it took me 42min to do it the first time and I wanted to DIE!!!! I thought I was fit!! Snatch is my favorite it takes a lot of power to do. Not to mention it will keep you warm during the winter.
Least favorite WOD/exercise/skill? I like the WODs but not a big fan of Burpees
Besides CrossFit what do you like to do? Sports/Hobbies/Activities? Long Runs
Goals for 2011? Attended the Regionals
Advice for a newbie? This is what my first Crossfit coach told me during the WOD Kelly.
“ Geno it’s all in your mind”. I literally wanted to stop and quit but I finished …Last but I finished!!
When you are at that point in your WOD and you can’t go anymore take a deep breath, a second to regroup and break up your reps. Keeping going and rest later. Be consistent from your war cry….you’ll know I mean when you do it the first time…. to the way you hold the bar. It’s like when a Baseball Player gets ready to hit that fastball. Your Mojo!!
Workout of the Day
Three single at or above 90% of your 1RM. Set a PR on the last one.