Name: Daniel Bond
Occupation: Air Force
Fitness/Sports/Athletic Background: Soccer/Hockey/Track in high school, Hockey in college
When did you start CrossFitting? October 2010
How did you hear about CrossFit? I had heard about crossfit when I lived in Boston, but Kashtan invited us all to come once we moved here.
What do you like/dislike about CrossFit? I like the progression of some skills gives me a good idea of how Im doing and I have a love/hate relationship with lifting due to my prior lack of any serious lifting.
Favorite WOD/Exercises/Skill? Pullups, double unders, running, anything that doesnt make me look weak!
Least favorite WOD/exercise/skill? Press, olympic lifts especially since I never do them right
Besides CrossFit what do you like to do? Usually try to go climbing 2-3 times a week, running, drinking (of course only small quantities)
Goals for 2011? Get stronger/better lifts, train for Marine Corps Marathon, butterfly kip pullups
Advice for a newbie? It can be frustrating when you start and everyone else seems to be amazing at everything. I know it took me awhile to get double unders down and kipping pullups and I had some pretty embarrassing workout times due to this. I think it benefited me though to struggle through and try to do them, because usually no matter how much I practiced stuff before the wods these things didnt usually click for me till I was actually struggling through them on the wods. Same thing with lifts I doubt I would have gone as heavy as I did if my friends weren’t there laughing at me for using such lightl weights and I’ve found that it was usually more mental than physical for me.
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