Zack, July 2012

The July Rogue of the Month is Zack!


Give us a little background on who you are and what you do for a living

First and foremost I am a father and a husband which is the most rewarding job I could have. As far as for what I do for a living I work in Medical Records at Hematology Oncology Associates. I am pretty much a lifelong resident of the valley with I few stents in Washington and Southern California.

How long have you been CrossFitting? How did you hear about RVCF?

I have been at RVCF for just about a year now and it really just happened by chance. My son wrestles for Crater and started coming out to wrestle with SO Wrestling Academy. I would sit and watch Jake and at that time 2 other people and kinda chuckle to myself about what they were doing… thinking there is no way I could or would do that. That didn’t last long. Before I knew it Jake had me doing squats and cussing him on a regular basis.

What training did you do before CrossFit?

A lot of couch training. I have not been real active in my adult life thus causing me to balloon up to a plump 260+ pounds. I had recently made a life change and had completed P90X and a successful 5k for the Pear Blossom. Other than that not much…

How has CrossFit impacted your life?

Ha! I have become the opposite of what I once was. I am far more positive and happier. I am stronger at 40 than I have ever been in my life. It has been such a transformation both physically and mentally. I completed my first triathlon much in part because of RVCF. But I must say my biggest compliment has come from my 16 year old son…who has asked me to stop working out because I am too strong for him now.

What has been your most memorable experience at the gym?

I don’t think I have had that moment yet. YET. There have been a few of those AH-Ha times. Like the stringing together of pull-ups or a sub 8 minute mile. I suppose they are all memorable moments and combined the create the biggest moment. Tho I would be lying if I said I haven’t been eying that first bloody muscle up!!!!

What’s your favorite WOD or exercise?

Well this one is easy. You can probably ask anyone at RVCF and they would tell you it would be DEADLIFTS… There is just something about lifting 400 pounds off the ground that is pretty cool.

Do you have any advice for new CrossFit members?

My advice, well it is pretty simple. DO IT. Don’t wait until you think you are ready. None of that I need to lose a few pounds first. Ask anyone they will tell you the same thing. Plus those pounds you want to lose…yeah they will be lost in a hurry.

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