Athlete of the Month

Name: Carlos Lin         

Age: 25

Occupation: Casual Worker

Lives: Henderson

When did you start at CFW and what made you walk through the door? 

I did the free trial sometime in February 2016. I decided around that time that I wanted to start exercising. Crossfit was something I had heard about ages ago and I wanted to give it a try. CFW was the closest one to me when I looked up places that did crossfit.

What sort of exercise were you doing before you joined?

Absolutely nothing.

You are a committed and totally coachable athlete – how often do you train in an average week?

I usually train 5 times a week if I can but if I can’t then I just do as many times as I can.

How important is staying healthy and fit to you?

They are both very important to me now since I’ve experienced how much easier it makes life being healthy and fit. Being healthy was always important to me since I’ve seen how many problems can occur when you aren’t but being fit only became important after experiencing how amazing it feels and how much better life is when you are fit.

What is your first ‘can’t forget’ workout?

This was actually difficult for me to come up with an answer for because my brain must instinctively chooses to forget hard workouts to protect itself from the trauma of it. But after thinking about it a lot, the one I remember was a 4 rounds for time of Wall balls, American Swings and box Jumps. The numbers were 30, 20 and 10. Can’t remember which numbers were assigned to which exercise but I do remember struggling to breathe afterwards and everyone I saw do it also struggling to breathe.

What gets you through a difficult WOD?

My desire to see how fit I can get and knowing that doing this WOD will help me achieve that. 

What are your physical goals for 2017?

Getting my first muscle up and handstand walks

Favourite exercise?

Double unders

Least favourite?

Snatches

Dream WOD?

Some WOD that’s pure cardio or at least has very little strength involved. Just because cardio is something I can push myself a lot more doing than something strength based.

Top three songs on your playlist?

I don’t actually listen to music that often any more, so my current playlist would be my old playlist from high school/university and the top three songs on that playlist would all be from Linkin Park. Which 3 of their songs though I wouldn’t know.

If you could give some advice to someone considering starting out at CFW, what would it be?

Just give it a try. Most likely that worst thing that can happen is you decide that you don’t like it and decide to quit. The best thing that can happen is that it changes your life and how you view health and fitness.

Three things about me that you won’t know…

1. I have a Bachelor of Engineering specialising in chemical and materials engineering
2. By nature, I’m a indoorsman
3. I’m 100% a nerd (video games, superheroes, etc)
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